WISE study

The Well-being, Interventions and Strategies during Epidemics (WISE) study is taking place to find out how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has influenced the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Irish communities who are aged over 65 years old. We hope to better understand older adults’ experiences, perspectives, and how the pandemic has changed their daily life. Results from the study will help to inform best practices about how to support mental health and wellbeing of older people during public health crises and as we emerge from COVID-19.

Who can take part?

People who are aged 65 years old and over, and living in community settings (including neighborhood homes, sheltered living, independent living, etc) in the Republic of Ireland.
More details. 

What would I be expected to do?

We are currently recruiting participants for our first study. You can read more about the activities here.

Are participants paid?

Participants in this study will not receive any economic compensation.

Who is conducting the study?

This study is conducted as part of a PhD research project. Learn more about our team here. 

Who is funding the study?

This study is funded by the Health Research Board under the grant SPHeRE-1-2019, which supports researchers to complete a PhD programme in Population Health.

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