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Well-being, Interventions & Support during Epidemics

(WISE) Study

We would like to learn how the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has affected the lives of older people, and how they are dealing with the changes it has brought.

This will help us to understand the kind of support that people would find helpful, and also to share people's insights and experiences with others in similar situations now or in the future.

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About the study

This is a 3 year project that is part of a PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  Learn more about our team here. The project has a few components looking at diverse perspectives of older people's well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get involved!

We are looking for people to take part in the study. Are you 65 or older, and living in the Republic of Ireland? If you are, we would very much like you to get involved. There are different ways you can take part- it is important that you are able to tell your story your way. Click the button below to learn more.  

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As the study continues, we will update you on what is happening, what we have learned and what our next plans are.

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The WISE study is supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth, the Structured Population and Health-services Research Education Programme (SPHeRE), and the Health Research Board under the SPHeRE-2019-1 grant

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