New research project-please help!
I am graduate student in the Clinical Child Psychology department at the University of Kansas. Several months ago I corresponded with some of you about the lack of research on the effects of peanut allergy in children. After reading many posts and thinking about the wide variety of concerns that parents of children with peanut allergy face everyday, I am conducting a study on the effects of peanut allergy on school-aged children and their parents. This is a very new research area and we are in the unique position of being able begin to educate professionals about how peanut allergy affects children and their parents. I need your help to accomplish this goal.
I am looking for approximately 80 families who are affected by peanut allergy. I am hoping to ask questions of parents of children with peanut allergy aged 5 to 17 years of age and children aged 8 and older. Participation in this study will involve filling out a series of questionnaires. The questions concern a variety of areas including parental stress, child anxiety, and child health. Overall participation for caretakers will involve approximately one hour of filling out forms. Children aged 8 and older will be asked to fill out forms that will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All questionnaires will be mailed to participants and will include self-addressed, self-stamped envelopes for easy return. All information, including addresses will be kept completely confidential and all identifying information will be destroyed at the end of the study.
If you are a parent of a child with a peanut allergy and are willing to participate in this study, please e-mail me, Kimberlee Roy, at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] or call me at (785) 865-6485 to discuss your participation. Thank you!