Category Archives: COVID-19 Studies

COVID-19 Fear of Crime

The purpose of this survey study is to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding social restrictions in place on the daily life and feelings of WSTR twin pairs. Given the widespread statewide social restrictions put in place, it is possible that people’s perceptions and normal interactions within their neighborhoods may have changed. We intend to utilize the survey data to investigate the extent to which safety perception and mood may have changed as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent changes in their social environment. Although we are unable to determine the initial “baseline” of these perceptions, the follow-up survey in May 2021 will provide insight as to how much these perceptions may have changed as the COVID-19 pandemic ends and social restrictions are lifted.

COVID-19 Intensive Data Collection

This research study is being done to examine the impact of COVID-19 on daily activities such as sleep and physical activity. In addition to the risk of COVID-19 infection, statewide restrictions such as stay-at-home orders have resulted in drastic impacts to people’s daily lives. We will collect one week of data 10 times over a 20-month period to measure sleep, daily activities, diet, and emotions. Data collected will allow us to see how COVID-19 impacts life on a day-to-day basis, and how this changes behaviors over time.

COVID-19 Survey

In March 2020 we developed a survey to collect information about COVID-19 from all adult members enrolled in the Washington State Twin Registry. The first survey completed is the baseline survey, and a follow-up survey will be sent out beginning in April 2020.