COVID-19 reports and publications
The ELSA team have produced reports using the COVID-19 Substudy data from the first wave of data collection, which took place in June-July 2020 and also the second wave of data collection, which took place in November-December 2020.
The reports cover the economic, health and social domains of ELSA and are available to download along with the methodological report via the links below.
Wave 2 reports (November-December 2020 data collection)
Wave 1 reports (June-July 2020 data collection)
The ELSA COVID-19 Substudy data are available to download via the UK Data Service.
As such, scientific papers have already been published as detailed below. We will update this page with publications that use the ELSA COVID-19 data.
If you have used the data and cannot see your paper listed here, please tell us.
1. Demakakos P. Importance of population-based longitudinal studies to understanding the impact of COVID-19. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021. DOI:10.1136/jech-2021-217114
2. Di Gessa G, Price D. Changes in health and social well-being in the COVID-19 clinically vulnerable older English population during the pandemic. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021. DOI:10.1136/jech-2021-216405
3. Rutland-Lawes J, Wallinheimo AS, Evans SL. Risk factors for depression during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal study in middle-aged and older adults. BJPsych Open. 2021;7(5):e161. DOI:10.1192/bjo.2021.997
4. Steptoe A, Di Gessa G. Mental health and social interactions of older people with physical disabilities in England during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Public Health. 2021. DOI:10.1016/s2468-2667(21)00069-4
5. Wallinheimo AS, Evans SL. More Frequent Internet Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic Associates with Enhanced Quality of Life and Lower Depression Scores in Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Healthcare (Basel). 2021;9(4). DOI:10.3390/healthcare9040393
6. Di Gessa G, Maddock J, Green MJ, Thompson EJ, McElroy E, Davies HL, et al. Pre-pandemic mental health and disruptions to healthcare, economic and housing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from 12 UK longitudinal studies. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2021:1-10. DOI:10.1192/bjp.2021.132
7. Hamilton OS, Cadar D, Steptoe A. Systemic inflammation and emotional responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transl Psychiatry. 2021;11(1):626. DOI:10.1038/s41398-021-01753-5