A new study is looking for liver patients to take part in research into how long-term health conditions, together with factors such as diet and lifestyle, can affect susceptibility to coronavirus and its complications.
The national COVIDENCE UK study is being carried out by a team of doctors, scientists, public health specialists and health economists based at universities around the UK.
People aged 16 years or older are invited to sign up and fill in an online questionnaire with details about their lifestyle and health. Participants will then be contacted every month to check if they have developed any symptoms of coronavirus disease, and to ask some follow-up questions about general health and social circumstances.
The data collected be analysed in order to:
- Advance understanding of risk factors for coronavirus disease among UK adults
- Find out how quickly people recover from coronavirus disease and whether there are any long-term complications of this illness
- Evaluate the impact of coronavirus disease on the physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the UK population
- Establish a platform for future research on coronavirus disease in the UK.
To find out more about the COVIDENCE UK study and register, visit www.qmul.ac.uk/covidence