Perception of visual words in adults with chronic neuropathic painQUT Ethics Approval Number 1800001005
Dr. Melanie White Principal Supervisor
Professor Daniel Johnson Associate Supervisor
Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT, Australia
Professor Geert Crombez External Supervisor
Dr. Dimitri Van Ryckeghem External Supervisor
This research project is being undertaken as part of a PhD study for Mrs. Julie Vermeir.
The purpose of this research project is to investigate how adults with chronic neuropathic pain perceive different visual words.
You are invited to participate in this research project because you:
Participation will involve:
It is anticipated that this study will take approximately 45 minutes of your time.
It is expected that this research project will not benefit you directly. However, it is anticipated that this research will benefit future research projects investigating cognitive processes in the context of chronic pain through providing well-validated stimulus material. In turn, this may advance insight into the cognitive processes important for the development and maintenance of chronic pain.
There are minimal risks associated with your participation in this research project. These include potential discomfort from answering questions around sensitive topics, for example around your mood. If there are items that you are not comfortable in answering, you have the option to skip them. To ensure that you do not become fatigued during the judgement/speed categorisation task, you will be given opportunity to rest.
QUT provides for limited free psychology, family therapy or counselling services (face-to-face only) for research participants of QUT research projects who may experience discomfort or distress as a result of their participation in the research. Should you wish to access this service please call the Clinic Receptionist on 07 3138 0999 (Monday–Friday only 9am–5pm), QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic, 44 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, and indicate that you are a research participant. Alternatively, Lifeline provides access to online, phone or face-to-face support, call 13 11 14 for 24 hour telephone crisis support. For people aged up to 25, you can also call the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.
All comments and responses will be treated confidentially unless required by law, or regulatory or monitoring bodies, such as the ethics committee. The names of individual persons are not required in any of the responses. In matching responses from the survey and the judgement/speed categorisation task, an identifier code (generated by you) will be used. Thus, this coded data may be re-identifiable (by you only).
Should you wish to receive the $10 WISH e-gift-card, you will be required to submit your email address in a separate portal that will open after you have rated the set of words. This email address will be stored separate from your other responses and will be destroyed once the e-gift card has been received.
Any data collected as part of this project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of research data policy.
Please note that non-identifiable data collected in this project may be used as comparative data in future projects or stored on an open access database for secondary analysis.
Prior to completing the online survey, you will be asked to tick a “box” on your computer screen to indicate your consent to participate in the project.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact one of the researchers listed below.
QUT is committed to research integrity and the ethical conduct of research projects. However, if you do have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the research project you may contact the QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team on +61 7 3138 5123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team is not connected with the research project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an impartial manner.
Thank you for helping with this research project. Please keep this sheet for your information.