It has been an unprecedented year for all of us, requiring many changes and adaptations in our day-to-day life. Out of necessity, there has been a large amount of research focused on the direct effects of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing. One area which we believe has been under researched is regarding the secondary effects related to COVID-19. Namely, the effects of prolonged shutdowns on perceived discomfort, physical activity levels, and workstation preferences/availability. Students Daniel Cousins (MSc) and Bailey Schaefer (BSc), have recently initiated a survey based study to investigate some of these effects.
If you are a full time worker, aged 18+ who has been displaced from their conventional workplace into a home-based environment, you qualify for the study. We would love to hear about your experiences adapting to COVID-19, and how any secondary changes (i.e. prolonged lockdowns) may have affected your musculoskeletal (MSK) health. Please consider taking the time to complete the survey and to share it with who you think may be eligible!