Survey on the use of face masks by students and staff members of the University of Liège

Dear participant, 
Thank you for taking part to this study aiming at improving the measures taken to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and to capitalize these measures in case of future and similar epidemics.
 
The survey will take about 5 minutes and the questions will be related to the use of face masks as a measure to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. 
This study is implemented by Liège University. By taking part to this study, you confirm that you have read and understood the information on the study below. Please ensure you have read and understood this information before continuing. 
Participation is open to all ULiège members aged 18 or older. 
The questions are related to you, your habits and your preferences regarding face masks. 
The data collected will not allow your identification, even indirectly. Data will be collected and analyzed by the Unit of Research in Epidemiology and Risk Analysis. Your data might be shared for research purposes, but it will be completely anonymous, and it will not be possible to identify you individually from your answers. If you are concerned about this study, or on data processing, please feel free to contact Mr. Gianni Parisi at gianni.parisi@uliege.be


A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.



*I understand that:
• My participation is completely voluntary.
• All my answers will be used for scientific research to improve actions taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to inform the response to similar future outbreaks.
• My data will be stored securely, however, no personal data will be stored, and my answer will be completely anonymous.
• My data gathered in this study could be shared for research purposes and lead to the publication of a scientific article.
• Because I am submitting anonymous data, it will not be possible to withdraw my answers after they have been submitted. Please note that you can stop the survey at any time. By ticking on "Yes", you agree that you are at least 18 years old, that you have read the information about the study, and that you voluntarily take part in it.




*What is your status at Liège University? If you have more than one status, chose the main one.
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*What is your gender ?
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*On which campus are you most of the time?
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*To which faculty are you affiliated?
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*On a scale of 0 to 9, how much would you rate the efficacy of the face mask to protect its wearer against the SARS-CoV 2 transmission ?  (0 = not effective at all, 9 = 100% effective)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I don't know
*On a scale of 0 to 9, how much would you rate the efficacy of the face mask to protect the people around its wearer against the SARS-CoV 2 transmission ?  (0 = not effective at all, 9 = 100% effective)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I don't know
*Among the following types of masks, please select the one(s) you wore during the last 7 days :
Check any that apply
*Among the following types of masks, please select the one you wore the most during the last 7 days :
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*When you have to wear a face mask and you have the choice between a cloth mask and disposable, which one would you wear ?
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*According to you, which of the two types of masks is...
  Disposable masks Cloth masks Both types of masks are equivalent
The most comfortable (no discomfort such as heat, foggy glasses, misadjustment, odour…)
The most economical
The easiest to get
The most esthetic
The most environmentally friendly
The most effective to protect others
The most effective in terms of self-protection
The least hindering for oral communication
*If you use disposable masks, after how long do you usually change them?
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*If you use cloth masks, after how long of use are they washed ?
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*How are you cloth masks washed ?
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*When your cloth masks are washed, is disinfectant used ?
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*After the washing of your cloth masks, how are they dried ?
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*Once dried, are your cloth masks ironed ?
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In previous months, surgical masks have been provided and distributed by the Liège University, as during the exams. If the distribution continues, would you wear these surgical masks ?


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According to you, what is the main disadvantage of wearing a mask ?


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