I am conducting a study to see how caregiving experiences
are affecting your adult development.
Specifically, I am examining how individuals who provide primary care
(i.e. assistance with bathing, feeding, etc.) for a parent or other adult
relative are currently doing in adulthood with regard to their caregiver
experiences, personal development, well-being and physical health. This study is designed to assess this
you choose to participate in this study, then you will be asked to complete
questionnaires on your caregiving experiences, personal development, well-being
and physical health. This study will
take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
You may participate in this study by completing the online survey below. In order to participate in this study you must be 18 years old or over.
are no physical risks or discomforts associated with this procedure. If you feel distressed as a result of
responding to the questions for this study, then you are encouraged to contact
one of the places listed on the counseling resource list provided with your
direct benefit to you will be the counseling resource guide provided at the end
of the study. No other direct benefits
will be provided to you. It is hoped
that results of this study will reveal the importance of caregiving experiences
on adult well-being and health.
participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You do not have to participate in this
study. If you choose to participate, you
may discontinue your participation at any time during the study.
information about your responses will remain confidential. If you choose to
participate by completing the online survey, this survey is on a secure
website. No link to your personal information can be obtained. There will be no part of the online study
that requires your name or personal identifiers.
If you have any questions, you may ask them
at any time during the study. If you
should have questions after today, you can call me, Dr. Kim Shifren, at (410)
704-6239, or call Dr. Elizabeth Katz, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for
the Protection of Human Participants at Towson University at (410)
704-2236. This study has received IRB approval from Towson University (Approval #1612011461).