The purpose of the Puerto Rico Health and Well-being Study is to understand the current health status of Puerto Ricans (here and there), and whether it has declined or improved following Hurricane Maria. To understand changes in health and well-being a convenience sample recruited using mass-social media outreach will be asked a variety of questions regarding their current, and retrospective health status, as well as other questions regarding stress and their individual characteristics.
You can access the survey here: Survey
The data collection will run between September 10 and September 30.
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Who is a Puerto Rican? Anybody who identifies him or herself as a Puerto Rican, or who live in Puerto Rico will be able to take this survey.
Can I take the survey in Spanish? Yes! The survey will be administered in both Spanish and English.
You probably found out about this survey through some of our social media collaborators. The recruitment process was aided by the time and effort of many Puerto Rican celebrities and social media personalities, as well as targeted advertisement through the Facebook algorithm. The effort of individuals who shared and promoted this survey through social media is also appreciated and recognized.
Who leads this study?
The study is led by Dr. Alexis R. Santos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Demography Data Fellow at the Administrative Data Accelerator. You can contact him via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (814) 863-0117.
Dr. Santos has led a previous study on the effect of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Diaspora Study – the first study to collect information in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria (concluded in November 2017). More information about that study is available in the following website: http://sites.psu.edu/prdiasporastudy/.
The study is conducted under the auspices of the Institutional Review Board (Study ID: XXXXXXXXXXXXX).