SAPRIS

Health, practices, relations, and social inequalities in France’s general population during the COVID-19 crisis

The SAPRIS project is a longitudinal general population survey designed to identify the epidemiological and social issues of the coronavirus public health crisis in France. It draws on the following five existing national general population cohorts, comprising a total of over 200,000 persons: Constances;  Étude Familiale E3N-E4N;  ELFE (French Longitudinal Study from Birth);   Epipage2;  and NutriNet Santé. Participants will be questioned on the problems and issues implicated in the epidemic and the lock-down (confinement) measures in France. Research focuses include the incidence of COVID-19 symptoms and other health problems; whether or not people seek medical care; risk perception; the effects of infection prevention measures on daily life, social relations, and work; and trust in public and scientific recommendations. The impact of lock-down on children will also be studied, in terms of its effects on parent-child relations and leisure activities, particularly screen use; as well as home schooling conditions and children’s overall wellbeing in a situation of confinement. Study of childhood-related problematics will focus in particular on ELFE/Epipage cohort respondents.

This national survey will be conducted by a multidisciplinary group of researchers from INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale); INED; the CNRS; the Universities of Paris-Saclay, the Sorbonne, Sorbonne Paris-Nord and Paris Dauphine-PSL; the Caisse Nationale de Assurance Maladie (CNAM: the national health insurance fund), and INRAe (Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement). 

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