TeenCovidLife: a resource to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in Scotland

Huggins, C. F. et al. (2021) TeenCovidLife: a resource to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in Scotland. Wellcome Open Research, 6, 277. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17252.1)

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Abstract

TeenCovidLife is part of Generation Scotland’s CovidLife projects, a set of longitudinal observational studies designed to assess the psychosocial and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. TeenCovidLife focused on how adolescents in Scotland were coping during the pandemic. As of September 2021, Generation Scotland had conducted three TeenCovidLife surveys. Participants from previous surveys were invited to participate in the next, meaning the age ranges shifted over time. TeenCovidLife Survey 1 consists of data from 5,543 young people age 12 to 17, collected from 22 May to 5 July 2020, during the first school closures period in Scotland. TeenCovidLife Survey 2 consists of data from 2,245 young people aged 12 to 18, collected from 18 August to 14 October 2020, when the initial lockdown measures were beginning to ease, and schools reopened in Scotland. TeenCovidLife Survey 3 consists of data from 597 young people age 12 to 19, collected from 12 May to 27 June 2021, a year after the first survey, after the schools returned following the second lockdown in 2021. A total of 316 participants took part in all three surveys. TeenCovidLife collected data on general health and well-being, as well as topics specific to COVID-19, such as adherence to COVID-19 health guidance, feelings about school closures, and the impact of exam cancellations. Limited work has examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people. TeenCovidLife provides relevant and timely data to assess the impact of the pandemic on young people in Scotland. The dataset is available under authorised access from Generation Scotland; see the Generation Scotland website for more information.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations. This work was supported by Wellcome (216767); the Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate (CZD/16/6; SPHSU16); the Scottish Funding Council (HR03006); the MRC Mental Health Data Pathfinder (MC_PC_17217, to DS); the Medical Research Council (MC_UU_00022/1, to CH); the MRC Human Genetics Unit (U.MC_UU_00007/10, to CH).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mabelis, Ms Judith and Haughton, Mrs Dawn and Brown, Dr Judith and Inchley, Dr Joanna
Creator Roles:
Haughton, D.Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review and editing
Mabelis, J.Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review and editing
Brown, J.Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review and editing
Inchley, J.Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Huggins, C. F., Fawns-Ritchie, C., Altschul, D. M., Campbell, A., Nangle, C., Dawson, R., Edwards, R., Flaig, R., Hartley, L., Levein, C., McCartney, D. L., Sinclair, S. L., Dolan, C., Haughton, D., Mabelis, J., Brown, J., Inchley, J., Smith, D. J., Deary, I. J., Hayward, C., Marioni, R. E., McIntosh, A. M., Sudlow, C., and Porteous, D. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Wellcome Open Research
Publisher:F1000Research
ISSN:2398-502X
ISSN (Online):2398-502X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Wellcome Open Research 6:277
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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Data DOI:10.5281/zenodo.5526056

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
190082Generation ScotlandAnna DominiczakOffice of the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSO)CZD/16/6MVLS - College Senior Management
3048231Complexity in healthSharon SimpsonChief Scientist Office (CSO)SPHSU16HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
302957Mental Health Data PathfinderDaniel SmithMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_PC_17217HW - Mental Health and Wellbeing
3048231Complexity in healthSharon SimpsonMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_00022/1HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit