UF Health Project Seeks to Measure Impact of Coronavirus Isolation on Older Adults (UF Health Newsroom)

UF Health Project Seeks to Measure Impact of Coronavirus Isolation on Older Adults

A University of Florida Health researcher has launched a study using an online survey to determine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the lives of older adults. The results could eventually help scientists target educational, policy and behavioral interventions designed to regain or modify the life activities of older adults after the health crisis abates.

“A part of this is a discovery process,” said Todd Manini, Ph.D., an associate professor and faculty member in the UF Institute on Aging and the study’s principal investigator. “We’re trying to understand the trends over time as the pandemic continues to evolve. It’s a unique circumstance to look at the impact of being in a world with limited human contact.”

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