Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Volunteers Still Needed for Research Study

Researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing with the permission of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center are conducting a study to learn more about the lived experience of individuals who experienced a military sexual trauma.

You may take part in this research study if you:
  • Have experienced a military sexual trauma (sexually assaulted or harassed while serving in the military) during any era, conflict, or peacetime
You may not take part in this research study if you:
  • Are under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the interview

  • Are experiencing psychotic or manic symptoms which would interfere with your being able to focus on the interview

  • Are currently experiencing an acute crisis which would prohibit you from being able to focus on the interview

  • Are currently seen by the researcher for care (to be determined during intial phone contact)

What will be asked of you to do?

  • Talk with the female researcher to learn more about the study so you can make an informed decision

  • Be willing to talk about your life after the military sexual trauma occurred

  • Participate in an interview of about 60-90 minutes (you may be asked to participate in a second interview if you agree to it)

  • Review a summary of the findings from everyone who participated ot ensure your experience is accurately represented

  • You will be compensated for participation in this study.

If you are interested in learning more about this study or if you have questions, please contact the researcher at 440-382-8636

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