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The collaborative outcomes study on health and functioning during infection times in adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Autores: Solmi, M.; Estradé, A.; Thompson, T.; Agorastos, A.; Radua, J.; Cortese , S.; Dragioti, E.; Leisch, F.; Vancampfort, D.; Thygesen, L. C.; Aschauer, H.; Schloegelhofer, M.; Akimova, E.; Schneeberger, A.; Huber, C. G.; Hasler, G.; Conus, P.; Cuénod, K.; von Känel, R.; Arrondo Ostíz, Gonzalo; Fusar-Poli , P.; Gorwood, P.; Llorca, P. M.; Krebs, M. O.; Scanferla, E.; Kishimoto, T.; Rabbani, G.; Skonieczna-¿ydecka, K.; Brambilla, P.; Favaro, A.; Takamiya, A.; Zoccante, L.; Colizzi, M.; Bourgin, J.; Kami¿ski, K.; Moghadasin, M.; Seedat, S.; Matthews, E.; Wells, J.; Vassilopoulou, E.; Gadelha, A.; Su, K. P.; Kwon, J. S.; Kim, M.; Lee, T. Y.; Papsuev, O.; Manková, D.; Boscutti, A.; Gerunda, C.; Saccon, D.
ISSN: 0165-0327
Volumen: 299
Páginas: 393 - 407
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Background: . High-quality comprehensive data on short-/long-term physical/mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are needed. Methods: . The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times (COH-FIT) is an international, multi-language (n=30) project involving >230 investigators from 49 countries/territories/regions, endorsed by national/international professional associations. COH-FIT is a multi-wave, on-line anonymous, cross-sectional survey [wave 1: 04/2020 until the end of the pandemic, 12 months waves 2/3 starting 6/24 months threreafter] for adults, adolescents (14-17), and children (6-13), utilizing non-probability/snowball and representative sampling. COH-FIT aims to identify non-modifiable/modifiable risk factors/treatment targets to inform prevention/intervention programs to improve social/health outcomes in the general population/vulnerable subgrous during/after COVID-19. In adults, co-primary outcomes are change from pre-COVID-19 to intra-COVID-19 in well-being (WHO-5) and a composite psychopathology P-Score. Key secondary outcomes are a P-extended score, global mental and physical health. Secondary outcomes include health-service utilization/functioning, treatment adherence, functioning, symptoms/behaviors/emotions, substance use, violence, among others. Results: . Starting 04/26/2020, up to 14/07/2021 >151,000 people from 155 countries/territories/regions and six continents have participated. Representative samples of ¿1,000 adults have been collected in 15 countries. Overall, 43.0% had prior physical disorders, 16.3% had prior mental disorders, 26.5% were health care workers, 8.2% were aged ¿65 years, 19.3% were exposed to someone infected with COVID-19, 76.1% had been in quarantine, and 2.1% had been COVID 19-positive. Limitations: . Cross-sectional survey, preponderance of non-representative participants. Conclusions: . Results from COH-FIT will comprehensively quantify the impact of COVID-19, seeking to identify high-risk groups in need for acute and long-term intervention, and inform evidence-based health policies/strategies during this/future pandemics.