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Tracking the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of Australian women
The impact of COVID-19 on the individual and how this will evolve over the course of 2020 is unknown, while the long term impact of COVID-19 and resultant life changes is also unchartered territory. ALSWH responded by offering an ongoing brief COVID-19 survey to women in the three youngest cohorts, deployed fortnightly throughout the pandemic. The purpose of the survey was to ascertain who had experienced COVID-19, who had been tested for COVID-19 (or not), their general health and stress levels, and the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. This project combines the COVID-19 survey data with main survey data to evaluate the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing (such as physical health, mental health, health service use, etc), while accounting for factors such as SES, residential area, history of trauma, etc that also influence health and wellbeing.

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Prof Julie Byles
Prof Deborah Loxton
Prof Julie Byles
Mrs Peta Forder
Mr Dominic Cavenagh
Ms Natalie Townsend
Dr Amy Anderson
Prof Gita Mishra
A/Prof Leigh Tooth