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Multiple sclerosis, stress and well-being

Questionnaire to be completed by women aged 18 years and over who have received a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

June, 2004
Carolyn Symonds

I am completing a research project as part of the Masters in Psychology (Health Psychology) program at Swinburne University of Technology. This study is to find out about experiences of stress, and what may reduce this stress, for women who have been diagnosed with RRMS.

It is proposed that the research findings will lead to recommendations for stress management strategies which may assist women in coping with stress, and may help relieve existing symptoms experienced by women diagnosed with RRMS during periods of relapse.

Your participation in this research by completing the following questionnaire would be greatly appreciated, however, you are under no obligation to participate. All information provided by you will be anonymous and confidential. PLEASE DO NOT RECORD YOUR NAME ON THE QUESTIONNAIRE. The information provided by you will be combined with that of other participants so that analysis of the information will be of the whole group rather than of individuals. There will be no reporting of individual information in any potential publication or presentation of the research.

Completion of the questionnaire is expected to take about 30 minutes or less. The questionnaire should be completed on your own (unless assistance is needed) and at a time when you are less likely to be interrupted. Please respond to all questions honestly there are no right or wrong answers.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about this research project, please contact Carolyn Symonds via the project supervisor, Simon Knowles, on telephone (03) 9214 8206 or C/- School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Mail 24, Swinburne University of Technology, HAWTHORN Vic 3122. If required, support can be obtained from the MS Society of Victoria (Head Office telephone: 9845 2739) or the Swinburne Centre for Psychological Services (telephone: 9214 8653).

Any complaints or concerns about this research project may be directed to:

The Chair
School of Behavioural Sciences Research Ethics Committee
School of Behavioural Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
Mail H24

Your time and participation are appreciated. Thank you.

Carolyn Symonds

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