Oxford Brookes University Research Survey Update
The Effect of Smell and Taste Disorders in Long-Covid on Mental Health Disorder Symptomatology
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this study – the response has been fantastic.
The researchers at Oxford Brookes University are still keen to hear from people who DO NOT HAVE a smell or taste disorder to help form a comparison group for their investigation into how losing or noticing changes to taste and/or smell due to Covid-19 might have an impact on mental health. The study is completely anonymous and the only criteria for people who do not have changes to their taste or smell to complete the questionnaire for this group is that they are also over 18 years old Please click here if you’d like to take part.
Lead researcher, Dr. Andy Mitchelmore explains: “Having participants who do not have a smell/taste disorder will help us to establish a comparison group and understand what the impact of smell/taste disorders are on those who are experiencing this. The mental health of people living with impaired taste and smell is hugely important to investigate.”
He continues: “We have now collected sufficient participation from people who have had issues with taste and/or smell, but we still need to collect data from people who have no history of Covid-19 or taste and/or smell loss – so if you have had no taste or smell issues, please do take part and help us by asking your family and friends to get involved. This will allow us to come up with more definitive findings which will create far stronger evidence about the importance of taste and smell loss relating to mental health.”