The Global Brain Health Survey
Towards the end of last year, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway reached out to us at the Women’s Brain Project (WBP). She asked for support in disseminating the Global Brain Health Survey.
There is an EU-funded project called Lifebrain. It aims to identify determinants of brain, cognitive, and mental health at different stages of life, and establish a solid foundation of knowledge for understanding how brain, cognitive, and mental health can be optimized through the lifespan. The project is led by the University of Oslo, Norway.
Lifebrain recently launched the Global Brain Health Survey in collaboration with national brain councils in Norway, Germany, and Belgium, and the National University of Ostroh Academy in Ukraine.
The Global Brain Health Survey aims to explore people’s:
- Perceptions of the brain and brain health,
- Interest in maintaining a healthy brain,
- Willingness to know more about their own brain health, and
- Intention to act to maintain a good brain health and prevent brain disease development.
The survey is currently available in more than 12 languages, is fully anonymous, and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Anyone above 18 years of age can take the survey. The survey can be found here: https://www.lifebrain.uio.no/
The survey was launched in June 2019 and the team has already collected more than 4700 answers. However, the goal is to collect many more – so if you’re willing to take 15 minutes to contribute to brain science, the survey awaits.
We at WBP focus on sex and gender differentiation in brain and mental health, with a collaborative and evidence-based approach – so we look forward to participating in the Global Brain Health Survey and hearing about the results!