National Network of Depression Centers:

Women’s Stress and Mood Questionnaire Study

Site Principal Investigator: Lisa M. Christian, PhD

 

 

Please review information below and then click this button to participate.

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of stress and mood in women across the lifespan.

You can help researchers to better understand the range of women’s experiences of stress and how these are associated with mood and anxiety symptoms across different age groups and reproductive stages, such as pregnancy and menopause.

What will happen if I take part in this study?:

Participation will take approximately 10 minutes and involves the completion of two brief online questionnaires. Participation is completely anonymous.

Your participation is completely voluntary. You may choose not to partake in this research without any penalties. If you voluntarily choose to participate in this study, you are providing researchers with permission to use your responses for research purposes. Anonymous responses will be stored indefinitely in a repository (i.e., a research database), and may be used for future unspecified research.

Benefits:

There are no direct benefits to you from participation. Anticipated benefits to society include gaining information about how stress is associated with mood and health behaviors among women.

 Risks:

Personal questions (e.g., about mood or substance use) may make you feel uncomfortable. All responses are anonymous. You may choose not to answer any questions that make you uncomfortable. Information on mental health resources will be provided at the conclusion of the questionnaire.

Confidentiality:

Data for this study will be collected anonymously. We will work to make sure that no one sees your survey responses without approval. However, because data will be collected via the internet, there is a chance that someone could access your online responses without permission. In some cases, this information could be used to identify you.

Compensation:

 You will not receive any compensation for participating in this study.

Questions or Concerns:

 This research has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at The Ohio State University. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

For questions, concerns, or complaints about the study, or if you feel you have been harmed by your participation, please call us at 614-293-5262.

If you agree to participate in the research, click here to complete the study surveys.