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Relation between Social Media Use and Stress during COVID-19 pandemic

In the context of the corona pandemic, it is essential to stay informed especially about the safety precautions and what is happening around the world regarding Covid-19. Social media has been found useful during this lockdown period when people are isolated from one another. There are so many things to know that people incessantly search in the internet. Hence, a lot of misinformation is streaming in the internet as well. Sometimes, it can be difficult to separate the real facts from rumors. Even if the constant stream of social media updates and news about corona virus might adversely affect the mental health of individual. Considering this situation, we are conducting a research titled “Relation between media use and stress during Covid-19 Pandemic’


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Depression, Anxiety and Stress of Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing significant mental health hazards among health care providers. The frontline health-care workers are treating of Corona affected implausible number of ill patients during pandemic. They are risking in danger of being affected from the constant exposure to covid-19 as well. Those frontline health care workers are shouldering the burden of a systemic lack of preparation to battle the pandemic outbreak. Thus, those health care workers could suffer from mental health problems as a result of experiencing on the pandemic frontier. After considering the consequence, we are providing the mental health services to the frontiers of Covid-19 and conveying a research as well. The appellation of the study is “Depression, Anxiety and stress of health-care Professionals during Covid-19 pandemic”.


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You and The Owl

In certain traditions and cultures, it is a tradition to believe that certain animals are represents certain symbols. It may consider as a metaphor, which is often humorous, sad or cruel by nature. In this context, TRIN is conducting a survey titled ‘You and the Owls’ with collaboration of University of Lausanne to evaluate the thoughts and impression of Owl to human being.  


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Evaluating the effect of different mHealth approaches for smoking cessation among the university students of Dhaka: A mixed method study.

Smoking is a practice a substance is burned to create smoke which is breathed in to be tasted. Tobacco smoking is a practice of burning tobacco and ingesting the smoke which is produced. People who start smoking at their early stage are more expected to develop severe addiction to nicotine than those who start at late stage. Different studies show that, this group of people often would like to quit smoking but are not able to do so. Distinct mhealth approaches are found cost-effective, scalable and sustainable in cessation of smoking as well. In this study we are keen to evaluate which mhealth approach is more effective in cessation of smoking among University students. 


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Mobile-Based Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Remote Experience Sampling Method (mCARE)

In Bangladesh, social-cultural-financial constraints and a scarcity of mental health care practitioners has deprived families raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from regular monitoring, care, and support. However, the overwhelming adoption (~80%) of mobile phones in Bangladesh in recent years has created an opportunity to improve the existing practice of care using affordable mobile applications. The design of mCARE will follow Value Sensitive Design (VSD) approach to ensure a tight integration with the local economic, social, and cultural values in Bangladesh. A positive outcome of using mCARE will promote scaling up this service to all of Bangladesh. This study will introduce a novel digital platform for behavioral research for both public and private mental health institutions in Bangladesh. Furthermore, the administrative (public-private collaboration) and technical (mCARE tools) infrastructures developed through this project can later be utilized and/or replicated for long-term monitoring of other chronic diseases including diabetes and AIDS both in Bangladesh and other LMICs around the world. 


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COVID-19 and Preventive Attitudes: A Cross-Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors in Health Systems in Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Togo, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

Based on a global health perspective, this project aims to (1) analyze the status of COVID-19 pandemic surveillance and epidemiological watch measures in six low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs): Haiti, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Bangladesh, and Pakistan; and (2) examine risk and protective factors related to preventive attitudes among the populations of the six LMICs.  Specifically, it will assess the knowledge and false beliefs related to Covid-19 in the populations, their perceptions on the readiness of health systems, the impacts of public health instructions, stigmatization, and conspiracy theories associated with COVID-19, and their impacts on preventive attitudes. It will also assess anxiety and depression associated with COVID-19, as well as the community resilience of these populations