Do the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place affect the physical functioning of older people?
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently (May 2020) affecting the daily lives of many people, and in particular those over the age of 70. The impact of COVID-19 is affecting everyone, and not just those infected; This project is focussing on older people who have had to change their lifestyle (and not on the individuals that have been infected).
We want to see how the change in daily activities impact on the performance of these activities, such as walking speed, strength, and other tasks you commonly do throughout the day. If you are over the age of 60, you would monitor yourself for the period of the COVID-19 outbreak and see if/how your performance will change over time.
If you decide to take part, you will be provided with the opportunity to self-assess and monitor your level of activity, well-being, walking performance, strength, and other related tasks. We would like to thank anyone that decides to take part. You will contribute to research aimed at finding out how the pandemic impacts older people who have not been infected with COVID- 19.
The full details of the project and your involvement are described in the participant information booklet.
If you are interested, please submit your contact details below to receive further information, following which you can decide whether you wish to volunteer to take part or not.
Click here for the Participant information booklet.
Register your interest here and we will provide you with more details