Traumatic stress

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   Posted 3/24/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,

The Stress, Trauma, Adjustment and Recovery (STAR) Study is part of a PhD research project being conducted by Hannah Stockton at the University of Nottingham. This online study examines the process of coping with a stressful or traumatic life event or emotional upheaval. Everyone is affected differently by traumatic experiences: some people cope fairly well and are able to move on with their lives, whilst others may struggle with symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety or depression. Either way, whatever your experience, the STAR study would like to hear from you.

The STAR Study is currently recruiting and would like to invite anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or stressful event to take part. This might include, but is not limited to, the death of a loved one, diagnosis of a serious illness, relationship breakdown, being seriously injured, witnessing or being involved in a motor vehicle accident, being the victim of a serious crime, being attacked or assaulted, experiencing physical or sexual abuse, or having a loved one experience any of these events (e.g. a parent being diagnosed with a serious illness). You do necessarily not have to currently be troubled by your experience to participate.

The study involves completing an online questionnaire which asks about the event you have experienced and its impact on the way you feel about your life, your self and your future. It should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses will be completely anonymous and strictly confidential, you will not be asked to give your name, and you may stop at any time and delete your answers if you change your mind. The study has had full approval from the ethics committee at the Unviersity of Nottingham, and adheres to the British Psychological Society's code of conduct.

Further information is available at the STAR Study website:

Please contact via PM if you have any questions about the research. Thank you for taking the time to read about this project.

Hannah Stockton

Health & Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Institute of Work, Health and Organisations,
University of Nottingham

(Please note that this post has been approved by Peter Waite)

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 3/24/2010 7:10:07 AM (GMT-6)

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