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Belief Systems and Quality of Life

August, 2003
Swinburne Survey

This research investigates aspects of posttraumatic growth for chronic illness and the results may be useful for counselling and future research. I am inviting participation from people who have been diagnosed with MS. My name is Linda Elias and this research is part of my Masters thesis in counselling psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. Dr Bruce Findlay is supervising this project.

I would really appreciate your participation in this study. If you choose to participate all your answers will remain anonymous and confidential. It is likely that the results of this research will be published in the future, however only group trends, rather than individual answers to questions will be reported. You are not obliged to participate and are free to withdraw at any time.

The questionnaire will probably take about 40 minutes to complete. Although many questions may seem similar, it is important to answer all the questions as honestly as possible. Please do not spend too much time on any one question, your first response is probably the most accurate. When the questionnaire is finished please check to ensure you have not missed any questions. Sometimes a question may appear to overlook your special circumstances. If this is the case, please make the best responses you can.

To return the questionnaire, click this link then click button at bottom of page:

If this research raises issues for you which you would like to discuss with a counsellor, the following possibilities are offered:

a) ring Lifeline (131114) for telephone counselling
b) ring the Swinburne Centre for Psychological Services for face to face counselling 92148653

The findings of this research will be available in about a year and if you would like to know the results or if you have any queries or concerns about this study please contact Dr Bruce Findlay, Department of Psychology, telephone 92148093.
If any concerns remain, or you have any complaints about the way you have been treated, you should write to The Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122.

Your time and participation are very much appreciated.

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