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  1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.05.24.22275529: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsField Sample Permit: Following the monthly data collection, additional follow-ups were carried out in January 2022 and March 2022.
    IRB: The study was approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee [12467/005] and all participants gave informed consent.
    Consent: The study was approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee [12467/005] and all participants gave informed consent.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    RandomizationWhen the survey was converted to monthly, participants were randomly assigned into four groups.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    Results from OddPub: Thank you for sharing your data.


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    However, our study is not without any limitation. First, it is important to acknowledge that our data were from a non-probability sample. Despite the effort to recruit a heterogeneous sample and make our sample representative to the adult population in England by weighting, there is still the possibility of potential biases due to omitting other demographic factors that could be associated with survey participation in the weighting process. We therefore advice caution when generalising these findings to the population. Moreover, the fixed effects approach cannot rule out the possibility of bidirectional associations of depressive/anxiety symptoms with individual level factors. This calls for further research in this area. Since July 2021, England removed most of its legal restrictions, making it one of the countries with the least strict COVID-19 policies (see Figure S4) and highest vaccine coverage (Figure S5) at the time of writing. The United Kingdom is also one of the countries with highest cumulative number of COVID-19 cases and deaths (Figure S6-S7). But there is a lot of variation in COVID-19 situation and policy stringency across countries and over time. Our results provided empirical evidence on how changes in contextual measures, including stringency index, COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 deaths and national vaccination, as well as individual level factors, such as COVID-19 related stress, COVID-19 infection and social support were related to depressive and anxiety symptom...

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


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