To sign up, please read through the Plain Language Information Statement directly below (using the slide adjuster on your right). Once you have read through and you would like to participate, ‘tick’ the ‘I have read the Plain Language Information Statement and I consent to the study conditions as outlined above' statement below the form.
Following this, you will be asked to create an account.
|PROJECT TITLE:||A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a one module eHealth wellbeing program (THRIVE) on increasing wellbeing and decreasing stress.|
|PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER:||Professor Britt Klein: Centre for Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research & Innovation, Faculty of Health|
Professor Suzanne McLaren: School of Health Sciences & Psychology;
Mr Lewis Lankerink: Director. Retsim. Technical Consultant to project;
Asher Leslie: Director. Retsim Pty Ltd. Technical Consultant to project;
Thank-you for your interest in the THRIVE eHealth program study. We invite people who are aged 18 years and over, who have access to the internet, to participate.
This project seeks to determine the benefits of the brief THRIVE eHealth program (a brief, one module, tools-based online program designed to improve wellbeing and decrease stress). This program was developed using evidence-based techniques and it is designed to help people better deal with everyday situations and to enhance their mental and physical wellbeing.
The results from this project will be used by the researchers in the development of future health and wellbeing programs that will be made available to the general public.
The project involves collecting various pieces of information from you and your usage of the THRIVE eHealth program.
Participants will be asked to:
The brief THRIVE eHealth program will record your usage of the program (e.g., how many times you logged in, the amount of time spent using the program). This information will not affect your use of the program. You will also be sent automated reminder emails during your 9 (delayed start group) and 7 (immediate start group) weeks while being involved in this study. You will be able to continue to access the THRIVE eHealth program for another 12 weeks following your last assessment schedule notification.
Participation in this project is completely voluntary. If you decide you do not want to continue with the project, you can withdraw at any stage, without having to provide any explanation. Your withdrawal will have no impact on current or future relationships with Federation University.
All information will be strictly confidential and stored securely using the Federation eHealth platform and linked survey management tool utilising the platforms 256-bit encryption SSL security certificate and can only be assessed by the investigators. When analysing any data, any identifying information will be completely removed and therefore cannot be linked back to you in any way. Your de-identified data may be used for research projects into the future. The data will be stored securely for five years post any publications. After this time the data will be destroyed safely. Any publications or thesis produced arising from the results from this study will only use aggregate, or group data sets. As the data is analysed without any identifiable information, and as publications will report findings based on group data, individual participants will not be identifiable in any way.
THRIVE eHealth is a brief, user friendly and interactive program that you should find enjoyable. More importantly, you will acquire skills and knowledge of a way to increase your wellbeing.
No health risks are expected from participating in this project, however, you may feel slightly uneasy when answering questions about past experiences and your beliefs and attitudes. If you feel concerned or distressed in any way from completing any of the assessments or using the LIFE FLeX eHealth program, please contact a GP or Life Line (available 24 hours a day: 131 114). Alternatively, you can contact Prof Britt Klein from Federation University on 03 5327 6717 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Having read this Plain Language Statement and decided that you would like to participate in this project, please click on the “I have read the Plain Language Information Statement and I agree to the above conditions.” radio button below on your computer screen. Once you consent, the project will commence as outlined above.
If you have any questions, would like further information or a summary of the results once
completed regarding the project titled ‘A randomised evaluation trial of the LIFE FLeX
eHealth wellbeing program for depression and anxiety’, please contact the Principal
Researcher, Professor Britt Klein of the School of Health
This research study has been approved by the university's Human Research Ethics Committee.
Should you (i.e. the participant) have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this research
project, please contact the Federation University Ethics Officer, Research Services, Federation
University Australia, PO Box 663, Mt Helen VIC 3353. Telephone: (03) 5327 9765, Email: email@example.com