Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHSR/IRB)

PROPOSAL ID:2898
TITLE:UNDERSTANDING ATTITUDES TOWARD PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE USA
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:YEH, PI-MING
NURSING
3097502927
PYEH@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDU
OTHER INVESTIGATORS:
IRB SUMMARY: File Created: December 2, 2017
Department Chair Action Date: December 21, 2017
Current Status: Extension of Approval Granted
Action Date: December 21, 2017
Confidentiality Data are not linked to individuals

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The purpose of this study is to understand college students' attitudes toward people with mental illness in the USA.

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This is an international study. Dr. Yeh will collect the Nursing College students in the USA. Another research team will collect Nursing College students in the Australia. This is a descriptive cross-sectional research design. The questionnaires will be used to do the data collection. After the IRB approved, nursing students in the second, third and fourth semesters will be invited to fill out the questionnaires. The researcher will explain this study before they fill out the questionnaires. If they agree to participate, they will be asked to fill out the questionnaires. Their responses to the survey are completely confidential and voluntary. It will take 20-30 minutes to complete this study in the classroom. After they complete the questionnaires and return to the researcher, the students will receive small gifts. The following questionnaires will be used to do the data collection: 1.Social Distance Scale (SDS), 2. Mental Health Clinical Confidence Scale (MHCC), 3. Mental Health Clinical Placement Survey (MHCP), 4. Assessing Emotions (AE), and 5. Therapeutic Relationship Scale (TR).

ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS

This study will use students 20-30 minutes. They filling out the survey are voluntary and they can stop at any time. If students choose not to participate in the study, there is no impact on their grades and study. Therefore, the risk is very low. The benefits are they will reflect how they interact with people with mental illness and they will receive a small gift after they complete the survey.

SUBJECT SELECTION

After the IRB approved, nursing students in the second, third and fourth semesters will be invited to fill out the questionnaires. The total number of participants is about 150 from School of Nursing and Health Professions.

CONFIDENTIALITY

1. The questionnaires will be put in a locked closet at the office of the principal investigator. 2. No name on the questionnaire. The data will be aggregated, so the research subjects will not be identified in the research results. 3. The questionnaires will be shredded and the data file will be deleted after six years of completing this study.

Extension Request on 12-21-2018

Please give me one more year extension to do data collection. Thanks! Pi-Ming

Extension Request on 12-21-2019

I am still working on this project. Please extend this project for one more year. Thank you very much!

Extension Request on 12-21-2020

Please extend my IRB approval for this study for one year, because I am still collecting data with my students. Thank you very much!

Extension Request on 12-21-2021

Please extend this IRB approval for one more year. I am still working with my students. Thank you very much!

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