RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and GGD GHOR (the Netherlands Municipal Public Health Services and Medical Assistance in Accidents and Disasters) are conducting a large-scale study on behaviors linked to battling the coronavirus pandemic.
About the study:
The study focuses on how communication and policy during the pandemic affect knowledge, attitudes and behavior, also looking at the environment in which preventive behavior is expected. It also researches how people living in the Netherlands are doing (physically, psychologically and socially) and how that is changing over time under the influence of the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this context, RIVM is also exploring how policy measures affect psychology, behavior and society in the longer term. Examples include loneliness and lifestyle, but also mental health and drug and alcohol use.