Peter Waite has given me permission to post the following information.
My name is Marisa and I am currently a Senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
I am inviting family caregivers of persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's to participate in a brief study of the effects of writing (journaling) about one's experiences coping with the stresses of caregiving. Previous research has shown that even brief writing sessions may reduce stress and increase coping. I am conducting this study in coordination with my thesis supervisor, Professor Hanley, and it is approved by the Union College Human Subjects Review Committee (IRB).
I have developed an online version of this study which includes all of the materials needed for participants to complete it. The website link is www.caregiverstudy2015.weebly.com.
The study requires the completion of a brief pre-journaling survey, 3 consecutive days of journaling for 20 minutes at a time, and then a one-week follow-up survey.
Before beginning the study, all participants would need to email the researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to be assigned their subject number and writing prompt
I am hopeful that you and/or those in your caregiver circle, will be interested in participating.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact me via email me at:email@example.com. You are also welcome to contact Professor Hanley at: 518 388-6355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union College ‘15