COVID-19 Alcohol use and purchase study


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The University of NSW is launching a new online study into NSW's alcohol drinking and purchasing habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study is being conducted by the University's COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative and aims to track and understand the changes to alcohol purchasing and consumption before, during and after the COVID-19 containment measures.

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Who can participate?

The COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative would like to invite people who fit the following criteria to take part in this online research study:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Reside in NSW during the government restrictions
  • Have consumed alcohol at least once in the last 12 months.
  • Able to communicate in English

By participating in the 'Alcohol purchasing and consumption: learning from pandemic containment measures for more effective alcohol policy' research projectyou enter a prize draw to win a $200 Coles voucher as a token of appreciation. To protect your privacy, your prize draw entry details will be stored separately from your questionnaire responses.

The full research study involves completing a total of four online questionnaires tracking changes in behaviour as the public health orders change. The first survey gathers baseline information and takes 15 minutes to complete, while the following surveys take 10 minutes. Your responses are anonymous and your contact details are not stored with your responses to the questionnaire.

Join the study and prize draw by starting the first online survey today.

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