You are invited to complete an online survey which aims to explore the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has on the wellness and wellbeing of people. The research is based at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Lead by Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan. Ethical approval was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committee at Institute of Public Health of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria (HREC No: IPHOAU/12/1557). The list of co-investigators are found at the end of this consent form.

You have been invited to take part in this project because you are fluent in speaking and understanding the English language, aged 18 years or older and have access to the online survey. Learning from you about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the people’s wellness and well-being of people of different diversities  will help us make recommendations that may improve considerations for people’s wellness and well-being in this and future pandemics. 

You are under no obligation to take part in this survey. If you would like to participate in the survey, then you are required to answer the questions in the Consent section. This will allow you to access and answer the survey questions. You can end your participation at any time by exiting the survey or closing the web-browser. The withdrawal of any data that you provide is not possible once you have commenced the online survey.

The survey will take about 8-10 minutes to complete the survey. The data collected from the online survey will be kept anonymously and confidentially in a secure setting. It will only be accessed by the research team.

If you are unhappy with any aspects of the research, or if there is a problem, please let us know by contacting

Prof Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Study lead, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,

Dr Brandon Brown, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, California, USA

Dr Annie Nguyen, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Prof Oliver Ezechi, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria

Prof Benjamin Uzochukwu, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria

Prof Maha El Tantawi, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dr Nourhan M Aly, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt