Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the questionnaires take to complete?

The baseline questionnaires (today) take about 30 minutes to complete, and follow-up questionnaires take about 15 minutes.

How long will I be expected to complete study questionnaires?

We are first asking for your participation in baseline questionnaires. If you elect to participate in follow-up questionnaires, we will ask you to complete questionnaires for up to 12 months, at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months from now. If you wish to withdraw at any point, you can do so by contacting the study team.

Are you still recruiting for this study?

Enrollment for new participants has been closed. However, follow-up data collection is ongoing for individuals who have previously participated.

Is the study confidential?

Yes, all questionnaire responses and data are confidential and secure. The data collected for this study have no personally identifiable information.

What if I lose my username?

Please email us.

How do I answer the questions?

Just click on the questionnaire names to get started.

  • The names of all the questionnaires will be displayed on the screen. You can see which ones you have finished, which ones are in progress, and which ones remain to be done.
  • Please note the instructions for each questionnaire.
  • If you have questions or concerns, feel free to let us know.

How do I save my answers?

Click "I'm Finished: Save." Skipped or missed questions will appear highlighted to prompt you to answer that question (or you may skip if appropriate or desired). Once the completed questionnaire has been saved, you cannot go back to it.

Who runs this study?

Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., MD, Chief, Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health

Can mental health providers participate? What about other professions?

We are defining "healthcare worker" broadly – mental health providers are welcome to participate, as are a wide range of other healthcare providers! You do not need to be directly providing medical treatment (or seeing patients known to have COVID-19) to participate. You need only work in a healthcare field in some capacity.

Do I have to fill out all the surveys? What if I don’t have time?

We understand you are likely very busy; any and all surveys that you are able to complete will be a valuable contribution to our research! You may skip any questionnaire, for any reason.

What if I am not in the Washington, D.C. metro area?

The study is conducted entirely online. Therefore, you can participate regardless of your current location.