Context, design and conduct of the longitudinal COVID-19 psychological research consortium study–wave 3. / McBride, Orla; Butter, Sarah; Murphy, Jamie; Shevlin, Mark; Hartman, Todd K; Hyland, Philip; McKay, Ryan; Bennett, Kate; Gibson Miller, Jilly; Levita, Liat; Mason, Liam; Martinez, Anton P.; Stocks, Thomas VA; Vallières, Frédérique; Karatzias, T.; Valiente, M. C.; Vazquez, C.; Bentall, Richard.

In: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 22.05.2021.

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  • Orla McBride
  • Sarah Butter
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Mark Shevlin
  • Todd K Hartman
  • Philip Hyland
  • Ryan McKay
  • Kate Bennett
  • Jilly Gibson Miller
  • Liat Levita
  • Liam Mason
  • Anton P. Martinez
  • Thomas VA Stocks
  • Frédérique Vallières
  • T. Karatzias
  • M. C. Valiente
  • C. Vazquez
  • Richard Bentall


Objectives: The COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the adult population in multiple countries. This paper describes the third wave of the UK survey (the ‘parent’ strand of the Consortium) during July-August 2020. Methods: Adults (N=2025) who participated in the baseline and/or first follow-up surveys were reinvited to participate in this survey, which assessed: (1) COVID-19 related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours; (2) the occurrence of common mental disorders; as well as the role of (3) psychological factors and (4) social and political attitudes, in influencing the public’s response to the pandemic. Weights were calculated using a survey raking algorithm to ensure that the cross-sectional sample is nationally representative in terms of gender, age, and household income, and representative of the baseline sample characteristics for household composition, ethnicity, urbanicity and born/raised in UK. Results: 1166 adults (57.6% of baseline participants) provided full interviews at Wave 3. The raking procedure successfully re-balanced the cross-sectional sample to within 1% of population estimates across selected socio-demographic characteristics. Conclusion: This paper demonstrates the strength of the C19PRC Study data to facilitate and stimulate interdisciplinary research addressing important public health questions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1880
JournalInternational Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
Early online date22 May 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 May 2021
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