Welcome to our study homepage!
COVID-19 has become a global pandemic and behavioural scientists are called to ensure that we understand the mechanisms of coping with isolation and also mechanisms of behaviours that constitute either risk factors for being infected (or spreading) the virus or consequences of risk behaviours (like lack of physical activity). The overall aim of the COVID-IMPACT project (Coping mechanisms and behaviours related to COVID-19)  that is led by University of Cyprus ACT healthy laboratory and the University of Basel Division of Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science is to understand the psychological and behavioural aspects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Please invite as many adults aged 18 and over as possible. If you cannot see your language and would like to join our team translating materials please contact us.  
The International COVID-19 IMPACT study is based on theories of psychology and aims to provide evidence on the mechanisms people use to cope with the impact of COVID-19 such as physical isolation and on peoples' health behaviours. 
The online survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and those who wish can provide their emails so we can follow-up with them weekly to collect patterns of their behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly surveys will be very short approximately 5-8 minutes. These evidence will help inform policy-making interventions. All data collected will be strictly anonymous and confidential. Please note that the study has received ethics approval by the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee (ref.: ΕΕΒΚ ΕΠ 2020.01.60).

Main Investigators
Maria Karekla, PhD University of Cyprus Cyprus
Andrew Gloster, PhD University of Basel  Switzerland 
Angelos Kassianos, PhD University of Cyprus Cyprus
International Collaborators
Demetris Lamnisos, PhD European University of Cyprus Cyprus
Marios Constantinou, PhD University of Nicosia Cyprus
Christiana Nicolaou, PhD Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
Savvas Papacostas, PhD Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics  Cyprus
Jean-Louis Monestès, PhD University of Grenoble France
Gökçen Aydın, PhD Hasan Kalyoncu University Turkey
David Manuel Dias Neto, PhD ISPA Instituto Universitario Portugal
Ana Nunes da Silva, PhD University of Lisbon Portugal
Jeļena Ļubenko, PhD Riga Stradins University Latvia
Louise McHugh, PhD University College Dublin Ireland
Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD University College Cork Ireland
Nanni Presti, PhD Kore University of Enna Italy
Fransisco J. Ruiz, PhD Fundacion Universitaria Konrad Lorenz Colombia
María B. García-Martín Universidad de la Sabana Colombia
Diana P. Obando-Posada Universidad de la Sabana Colombia
Connie Chong, PhD The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Raimo Lappalainen, PhD University of Jyväskylä Finland
Adriana Baban, PhD Babeş-Bolyai University Romania
David Gosar, PhD Ljubljana University Medical Centre Slovenia
Frédérick Dionne, PhD University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières Canada
Javier Alvarez-Galvez University of Cadiz Spain
Marisa Páez Blarrina Instituto ACT Spain
Francisco Montesinos Marín Universidad Europea de Madrid Spain
María Sonsoles Valdivia Salas Universidad Zaragoza Spain
Bartosz Kleszcz Uczę się ACT Poland
Stefan Höfer  Medical University of Innsbruck  Austria
Sabrina Mörkl Medical University of Graz Austria
Dorottya Őri Vadaskert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital  Hungary
Iva Ivanovic Clinical Centre of Montenegro Montenegro
Elham Esmaeili Shandiz University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Iran
Rhonda Merwin Duke University USA
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Spyros Demosthenous University of Cyprus Cyprus
Christiana Karashali University of Cyprus Cyprus
Diamanto Rovania University of Cyprus Cyprus
Christos Ioannou University of Cyprus Cyprus
Maria Antoniade European University of Cyprus Cyprus
Ioanna Menoikou Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
Elias Ioannou University of Nicosia Cyprus
Valeria Squatrito Kore University of Enna Italy
Sonja Borner University of Basel Switzerland
Victoria Firsching-Block University of Basel Switzerland
Alexander Fenn Universiity of Basel Switzerland
Elisa Haller University of Basel Switzerland
Kristīne Šneidere Riga Stradiņš university Latvia
Ingrīda Trups-Kalne Riga Stradiņš university Latvia
Lolita Vansovica Riga Stradiņš university Latvia
Sandra Feldmane Riga Stradiņš university Latvia
David Nilsson Lund University Sweden
Miguel A. Segura-Vargas Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz Colombia
Claudia Lenuţa Rus Babes-Bolyai University Romania
Catalina Otoiu  Babes-Bolyai University Romania
Cristina Vajaean Babes-Bolyai University Romania

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