COVID-19 lockdown impact on lifestyle habits of Italian adults

COVID-19 lockdown impact on lifestyle habits of Italian adults

Authors

  • Anna Odone School of Medicine, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • Alessandra Lugo Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  • Andrea Amerio Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Elisa Borroni Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  • Cristina Bosetti Department of Oncology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  • Giulia Carreras Oncologic Network, Prevention and Research Institute (ISPRO), Florence, Italy
  • Luca Cavalieri d'Oro Epidemiology Unit, Local Health Authority (ATS) of Brianza, Monza, Italy
  • Paolo Colombo Istituto DOXA, Milan, Italy
  • Tiziana Fanucchi SOD Alcologia - Centro Alcologico Regionale Toscano, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
  • Simone Ghislandi CERGAS and Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Giuseppe Gorini Oncologic Network, Prevention and Research Institute (ISPRO), Florence, Italy
  • Licia Iacoviello Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Italy; Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy
  • Roberta Pacifici National Centre on Addiction and Doping, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
  • Claudia Santucci Department of Oncology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  • Gianluca Serafini Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Carlo Signorelli School of Medicine, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • Chiara Stival Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
  • David Stuckler Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
  • Carlo Alberto Tersalvi Local Health Authority (ATS) of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
  • Silvano Gallus Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy

Keywords:

covid-19, lockdown, lifestyles, Italy, cross-sectional study

Abstract

In March 2020, when the Government imposed nation-wide lockdown measures to contrast the COVID-19 outbreak, the life of Italians suddenly changed. In order to evaluate the impact of lockdown on lifestyle habits and behavioral risk factors of the general adult population in Italy, we set up the Lost in Italy (LOckdown and lifeSTyles IN ITALY) project. Within this project, the online panel of Doxa was used to conduct a web-based cross-sectional study during the first phase of the lockdown, on a large representative sample of adults aged 18-74 years (N=6003). The self-administered questionnaire included information on lifestyle habits and perceived physical and mental health, through the use of validated scales. As we are working within the Lost in Italy project, we got two additional grants to further research on the medium-term impact of lockdown, a topic of great interest and with anticipated large socio-economic and public health implications. In details: we obtained by the AXA Research Fund support to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on physical, mental, and social wellbeing of elderly and fragile populations in the Lombardy region, the area most heavily hit by the pandemic in the country. Moreover, as a fruitful integration, we obtained support by the Directorate General for Welfare of the region to assess health services delivery and access to healthcare in the same study population, combining an analysis of administrative databases with an economic analysis. We are confident that the solid background of our partners, the multi-disciplinary competencies they bring, together with appropriate funding and access to rich data sources will allow us to fulfill our research objectives.

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20-07-2020

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COVID-19 lockdown impact on lifestyle habits of Italian adults . Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];91(9-S):87-9. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10122

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