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#1 of 5 Old 09-13-2011, 05:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello Ladies!  I am looking for individuals interested in participating in a brief research study about risk factors associated with postpartum mental health. This study is entirely anonymous and can be discontinued at any point.  It is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete.  All participants are required to be first time mothers, who are at least 18 years of age and have given birth in the last 4 weeks to 12 months.  This study is being conducted as part of a Clinical Research Project (commonly known as a Dissertation) and is a requirement of the researcher’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.  This study has been certified by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as of July 2011. Resources are also included at the conclusion of the study.


Your participation is incredibly appreciated and has the potential to help further this field of study!  Thank you!


Please visit the following site for more information:


Please note that going to this link will offer more information about the study.  It DOES NOT mean that you are agreeing to participate.  Further instructions will be given in the event that you would like to participate.  Thank you.


**This research study has been reviewed and Certified by the Institutional Review Board of The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Chicago. Please contact Giovanna Vitullo, M.A. and/or Dr. Myra Leifer, Ph.D. at (312) 777- 7690 with any questions about this study. For research-related problems or questions regarding participants' rights, you may contact the Institutional Board through Dr. David Van Dyke, IRB Chair, by phone at 312-777-7600 ext. 7699, by email at or by mail at 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601.

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#3 of 5 Old 09-15-2011, 03:58 AM
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I'm a researcher at a large research university. I've gotten approval for countless research studies in the past 10 years. I'm curious why the poster did not include (a) her name, (b) the name of her university, and (c) contact information for anyone who has questions about the study. This is standard information for any research study, even an online survey. The survey seems legit, but the absence of this information is  puzzling.

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#4 of 5 Old 09-15-2011, 07:42 PM - Thread Starter
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My apologies, all of that information is presented once you follow the survey link.    I assumed those that were interested would visit the website for further information.  Sorry for the oversight, I have inserted an addendum with this information for your (as well as others')  reference.


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Hi everyone!  I am still looking for more participants for my study.  I am right about half way to where I'd like to be.  Please, if you have just 20 minutes to spare, check out my study- it has the potential to contribute some great information and a better understanding of postpartum mental health!  Thank you in advance for your consideration, time, and support!

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