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Study of Resilience and Loneliness in Youth (18 - 25 Years Old) During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lock-down Measures.

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04371250
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 1, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 30, 2020
Université Libre de Bruxelles
King Baudouin Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erasme University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The outbreak linked to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic resulted in lock-down measures in almost all European countries.

This online survey assesses these measures implications on Mental Health in emerging adults.

The questionnaires evaluate two psychometric variables (Resilience and Loneliness) and Mental Health status (mental health professional help-seeking, use of psychotropic drugs, or possible diagnosis) before and during Lock-down Measures.

At least 600 healthy participants aged form 18 to 25 years old will be attended to fill the survey during the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic Lock-down Measures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Resilience, Psychological Loneliness Youth Surveys and Questionnaires Other: Survey and Questionnaire

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 800 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Mental Health Implications During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic Lock-down Measures in Youth (18 - 25 Years Old) in French-Speaking Belgium and Italy: Resilience and Loneliness Evaluation.
Actual Study Start Date : April 30, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 30, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Assessed group
Other: Survey and Questionnaire
Resilience and Loneliness questionnaires

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-rated measure of Resilience [ Time Frame: Up to 1 week after the end of the lock-down measures ]
    Measured with the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA).

  2. Self-rated measure of Loneliness [ Time Frame: Up to 1 week after the end of the lock-down measures ]
    Measured with the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Loneliness Scale.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy youth living in a European Country where SARS-CoV2 Pandemic Lock-down Measures are underway.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • French-speaking or Italian-speaking
  • Subjects who accepted to participated to the online survey
  • Inhabitants of a European country where SARS-CoV2 Pandemic Lock-down Measures are underway
  • Survey filling date up to one week after the end of Lock-down Measures in the Country of residence

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incomplete surveys

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04371250

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Erasme University Hospital
Brussels, Belgium, 1070
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasme University Hospital
Université Libre de Bruxelles
King Baudouin Foundation
Boffo, M., Mannarini, S., & Munari, C. (2012). Exploratory Structure Equation Modeling of the UCLA Loneliness Scale: A contribution to the Italian adaptation. TPM: Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 19(4).
Friborg, O., Martinussen, M., & Rosenvinge, J. H. (2006). Likert-based vs. semantic differential-based scorings of positive psychological constructs: A psychometric comparison of two versions of a scale measuring resilience. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(5), 873-884.
Grace, G. D. E., Joshi, P., Pelletier, R., & Laval, U. (1993). L'Echelle de solitude de l'Universite Laval ( ESUL ): validation canadienne-francaise du UCLA Loneliness Scale. (1959), 12-27.
Hjemdal, O., Friborg, O., Braun, S., Kempenaers, C., Linkowski, P., & Fossion, P. (2011). The resilience scale for adults: Construct validity and measurement in a Belgian sample. International Journal of Testing, 11(1), 53-70.

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Responsible Party: Erasme University Hospital Identifier: NCT04371250    
Other Study ID Numbers: SRB2020_158
First Posted: May 1, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Erasme University Hospital:
Mental Health
Emerging Adulthood