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COHESION’s Opinion Survey: Here’s What Our Participants Have to Say!

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16.08.2021
Now that we’ve covered why public engagement is important for public health research, let’s show you how the COHESION study has started engaging participants! The public can engage with a study in many ways: from being informed and consulted, to collaborating, or even partnering with the team. As a first effort, we developed an opinion […]
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Community resilience, COVID-19, and mental health

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29.07.2021
How can we collectively recover from a health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic without increasing inequalities? How can we better prepare for future disasters? Well, community resilience might just be part of the answer. The pandemic has had an impact on all areas of individual, community and societal life, despite the easing of health measures […]
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Sleep and housing: Are we all in the same boat?

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27.07.2021
To understand how housing status is related to sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic, the COHESION study explores whether one’s status as renter or owner, and satisfaction with their housing conditions were associated with sleep duration. Turns out, renters are twice more likely to sleep less than 7 hours per night, compared to homeowners. To read the […]
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5 reasons to encourage public engagement in health research

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05.06.2021
While the crisis sparked worldwide interest in public health among the public, they were not always included in the decision-making process of health mesures. Today, many health researchers, in hospitals, research centres and community organizations, want to shift from the passive role of citizens (being recruited to participate in a study), to the active engagement […]
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