The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with severe mental illness and on mental health service provision in South Asia (IMPASS)

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:5 publications

Grant number: MR/V033433/1

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2021
    2023
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $214,548.58
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Pakistan, Eastern Mediterranean
  • Lead Research Institution

    Rawalpindi Medical University, ARK Foundation, University of York, Keele University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Dundee, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Other

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected lives and challenged healthcare provision and people with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are likely to be disproportionately affected. This project will look at the impact of the pandemic on people with severe mental illness and on mental health care provision in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The project will specifically look at how individuals with severe mental illness have received and responded to advice about preventing spread of COVID-19, their well-being, health risk behaviors, quality of life and access to healthcare as well as housing issues, food security, domestic violence, employment and income. Using this evidence, the researchers will then work to inform strategies to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on people with severe mental illness and healthcare services. "IMPASS creates a platform for generating evidence and influencing policy for providing better health care of people with severe mental illness and improving their wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond." Professor Rumana Huque, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh

Publicationslinked via Europe PMC

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Tobacco use in people with severe mental illness: Findings from a multi-country survey of mental health institutions in South Asia.

Risk factors associated with overweight and obesity in people with severe mental illness in South Asia: cross-sectional study in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.

Prevalence of physical health conditions and health risk behaviours in people with severe mental illness in South Asia: multi-country cross-sectional survey.

Knowledge and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in People With Severe Mental Illness in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in People With Severe Mental Illness: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.