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Effects of Circadian Misalignment and Alcohol Consumption on COVID-19 Infection in Healthcare Providers
The purpose of the proposed study is to determine whether misalignment of central circadian rhythms related to shift work in healthcare providers like registered nurses (RNs) – (a) increases their risk of coronavirus infection, and (b) is associated with worse clinical outcomes, such as symptom severity and need for hospital admission.
Approximately 200,000 participants are expected to take part in this study.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Are between 18 and 69 years of age.
- Are a nurse as day shift, evening shift, night shift or rotating shift worker in a hospital/out-patient setting.
You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:
- Are breast feeding.
- Are pregnant.
- Need a surrogate or legal guardian to complete the study.
This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.