Researchers from Barts and The London Medical School and other universities in London, Edinburgh, Swansea and Belfast would like to recruit people aged 16 years or older to take part in a national research study called COVIDENCE UK. This research is designed to find out how longstanding conditions like types of kidney disease may interact with other factors such as diet and lifestyle to influence susceptibility to coronavirus disease and its complications. The researchers are looking to recruit a broad mix of people from all over the UK, including those who have NOT had coronavirus infection, and those who HAVE already had proven or suspected coronavirus infection.
The study will involve filling in an on-line questionnaire to collect information about your lifestyle, diet, longstanding conditions and prescribed treatment. Completion takes 30-60 minutes. After that, you will be contacted monthly via email to report possible symptoms of coronavirus disease. The data you provide will be linked to your medical records, to allow the study team to investigate whether coronavirus infection may affect long-term health.
For further information, please visit the study website