Distress and satisfaction with research participation: Impact on retention in longitudinal disaster research
Lisa Gibbs, Robyn Molyneaux, Sonia Whiteley, Karen Block, Louise Harms, Richard A Bryant, David Forbes, H Colin Gallagher, Colin MacDougall, Greg Ireton
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018
Previous studies of the impact of post-trauma research participation indicate that while the research experience may be emotional, it can still be valued by participants. This paper describes participant experiences of the Australian post-bushfire research study–Beyond Bushfires. It examines the relationships between distress during research participation, probable mental health conditions, and satisfaction with the research experience over time. A range of strategies was incorporated into the study, including a distress and risk assessment and referral protocol, to minimise any risk of harm for people who had experienced the 2009 bushfires and their aftermath. Participants included 1056 res..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP100200164) including financial and in-kind contributions from Linkage partners Department of Health, Australian Red Cross, Australian Rotary Health, Centrelink, Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and six Primary Care Partnerships: Central Hume, Bendigo Loddon, North East, Outer East, Central West Gippsland, Lower Hume. Additional salary support for Lisa Gibbs and Elizabeth Waters from the Jack Brockhoff Foundation is also acknowledged.