For the purposes of the study, the researchers chose five cities comparable in terms of population, age structure and distance from power plants.
Specifically, it concerns Náměšť nad Oslavou and Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou in Třebíčsk, Ivančice in Brno, Protivín in Písecko and Týn nad Vltavou in Českobudějovick, as PR manager of the SYRI institute Filip Vrána informed on Wednesday.
“We will go to people over 18 years old with questionnaires. The survey is unique because such an investigation has not yet been carried out in the Czech Republic, and it is valuable for assessing the health status of residents near nuclear power plants,” said SYRI researcher Anton Drobov.
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The research will last until January 2024. The results are scheduled to be published in a year.
Effects of the war in Ukraine
For example, Drobov has already mapped the impact of the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the mental health of teenagers.
“We found that mental health is at high risk in crisis situations. The study’s college student participants were strongly disturbed by news of the war. About a third of them had moderate to severe levels of anxiety and depression,” explained Drobov, who comes from Minsk, Belarus and works at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno.
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For women, experts noted higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms with higher frequency of news viewing and social media use. According to them, they are risk factors for psychological disorders.
Drobov plans to compare data from both studies. Compared to last year’s study, the study of the connections between fears and anxieties about living in the vicinity of nuclear power plants will offer data from people who live under potential stress for a long time.
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|The National Institute for Research on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Diseases and Systemic Risks (SYRI) is built on strengthening mutual ties and scientific cooperation between Masaryk University in Brno, Charles University in Prague and institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. It brings together 150 scientists from these institutions under one roof. It is supposed to collect data on social processes that accompany crisis and risk situations such as pandemics. Based on them, he formulates recommendations on how to solve problems.|
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