What is the purpose of this study?
This study aims to investigate the extent to which wearing face coverings relates to anxiety levels amongst university students during a pandemic. You will be asked to answer questions regarding the prevalence of face covering habits in addition to answering an anxiety measuring questionnaire.
Do I have to take part?
No, all participation is voluntary, you can withdraw at any time by closing the page. You have the right to withdraw even after you have given consent and are free to skip any questions which may be uncomfortable to answer. If you do choose to take part, all responses and submissions are fully anonymous providing you the ability to answer the questions honestly with the guarantee that you will not be personally identified in any way.
Who can I contact if I want more information
If you require further information or have any questions regarding this study, please feel free to contact our project supervisor Lisa.Debruine@glasgow.ac.uk.
By continuing with this study, you are acknowledging you have read, understood and agree to the above information. Thereby, giving consent for your data to be used within our study upon completion of the following questions.
We have recognised that there may be a small risk that asking about anxiety symptoms may exacerbate anxiety. In the event of psychological distress or discomfort arising from our study as a result of asking questions about anxiety, we would recommend that participants use the resources listed below.
Phone Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or visit their website at https://breathingspace.scot/
Visit https://www.mind.org.uk/ for advice on coronavirus and mental health, more advice on how to obtain help on their website.
Visit https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/ which has resources on anxiety and coronavirus including face coverings and useful blogs.
https://clearyourhead.scot/ is another useful resource aimed at helping people during the pandemic in Scotland.
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