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Studies Recruitment Opportunities

Capturing the Meaning of Well-being among Arab Americans

Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be above the age of 18, self-identify as Arab American, currently live in the United States, and be proficient in English.

Study Description:

The purpose of this research project (Ball State University Protocol #1574799-1) is to capture the unique meaning of well-being for Arab Americans. Findings from this research will help to develop a cross-culturally valid questionnaire that will promote research on well-being among Arab Americans. Results of this study will help counselors and researchers provide more culturally valid services and support for Arab Americans.

For this project, you will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire. Following this, you will be asked to respond to numerous questions about your overall well-being.

It will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete the study.

If you are interested in participating, please visit: https://bsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ctDDfJ5WvrA9Ufb

Questions? Contact: Rawan Atari, M.S. (Principal Investigator) ratari@bsu.edu

 

Factors Associated with Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors among the United States Born versus Foreign Born Middle Eastern Women

Available: May 1, 2020-August 1, 2020

Study Description:

Researchers at the University of Toledo are conducting a study to determine the significant predictors of breast cancer screening intention among US- vs. foreign-born Middle Eastern women and to explore the socio-demographic/cultural factors regarding breast cancer screening intention among foreign- and U.S.-born Middle Eastern women.

We are looking for U.S. and Foreign-born Middle Eastern women who is 40 years or older and live in Wayne County, Michigan (open to individuals of various religious backgrounds).

Your involvement in this study will entail one survey via telephone or in person, lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. During the survey you will be asked questions about your attitude towards breast cancer screening/mammography.

All surveys are confidential. No details which may reveal or point to your identity will appear publicly if/when results of this study are presented or published.

If you are interested in completing the survey online, please email me your responses using the template provided at nilgun.sezginis@utoledo.edu.

Participants will receive $5 gift card as a token of our appreciation.

 

Sexual violence among Muslims in North America- A cross-sectional study

Available: May 2020-March 2021

Study Description:

The researchers wish to better understand sexual violence, sexual health, and barriers to services and Muslim communities. To accomplish this, we are interested in hearing your experiences and perspectives on these matters.

The survey will ask questions and topics of perceptions and experiences of sexual violence, access to services and resources, cultural and religious stigma, and sexual dysfunction. The survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your confidentiality and anonymity will be protected when you take the survey. Your survey responses will be tracked via case identification numbers only. Completed questionnaires are stored on password-protected and encrypted LUC Qualtrics online interface. Only the researchers from the institutions listed at the beginning of this consent form will have access to this anonymous individual level data. Additionally, individual level data will be deleted/destroyed once the research has been completed (slated to complete within two years from the launch of the survey). Research papers or study results presented in public forums that use this data will never identify individuals, communities, or any information that will identify you specifically; only aggregate results will be reported.

If you are interested in participating, please visit: https://luc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_20jcow6Bh234b4h?fbclid=IwAR13A6NKA2XIa6kZrX0XyDptsbE9z1uWrsBkv6HuaUoVgS4JyVOtIutAARI

 

What do Lebanese Americans Believe? Studying the social and political views of Lebanese Americans.

For Lebanese Americans over the age of 18, who are recent immigrants or descendants of earlier immigrants.

Available: February 10, 2020—February 28, 2020

Over the next 3 weeks you have the opportunity to help the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies conduct critical research about the diverse political and social views held by Lebanese Americans

The purpose of this study is to understand the spectrum of social and political views held by Lebanese Americans as they pertain to the United States and Lebanon, and how these change over time, across generations, gender, income and educational levels. This survey will be conducted annually, and its aggregate results will be published and accessible to the general public. Participants in this study will be asked to participate in an online completely anonymous survey that takes around 10 minutes.

If you are interested in this study please visit: https://ncsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3aRjkDFKgNHMXZj Questions? Contact: Dr. Akram Khater, akhater@ncsu.edu

 

How do Arab Americans perceive and participate in politics in the US?

Available: February 2020-April 2020

Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania are conducting a study to explore how Arab Americans think about and engage in US politics. This study is focused on everyday Arab American people and is open to individuals of various religious, educational, gender, and career backgrounds.

Your involvement in this study will entail one interview, lasting approximately 30-40 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked questions about how you think about being Arab American as well as how you see and participate in US politics (e.g., voting, donating to a campaign, protesting, volunteering, speaking to elected officials, and so forth).

All interviews are confidential. No details which may reveal or point to your identity will appear publicly if/when results of this study are presented or published. If you are interested in participating, please visit: https://forms.gle/D7jmaFJ41vtENct38

 

Impact of critical periods on brain development

Inclusion Criteria: children aged 9

This study examines the effects of stress on brain development and emotion processing. Participation in this study includes an MRI scan, computer games, interview, and receiving up to $800 in compensation! This study is conducted by the Detroit Trauma Project, a research group at Wayne State University.

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2023

Questions? Contact: (586) 275-7584 or cwiltsh@wayne.edu

If you are interested in this study please visit: detroittraumaproject.com

 

Football Consumption Among Arab American Women in Dearborn, MI

For adult (18+ years old) Arab American women who live in Dearborn, MI and identify as mothers of high school football players and/or consumers of football.

Beginning Date of Study: August 2019

End Date of Study: December 2020

For this study, I will be holding interviews with adult Arab American women who identify as mothers of high school football players and/or consumers of football to find out more about the relationship between their social lives and their involvement in football. The interviews will be voluntary and will include questions about experiences with football, their consumption of sports, and their social lives. Interviews will be 45 minutes to an hour and will be conducted in person. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to meet at a location and time that is convenient for participants.

If you are interested in this study or have any questions, please contact Frances Sutton: Sutton.373@osu.edu

For more information about the researcher, visit: francessutton.squarespace.com

 

Social Emotions and Well-being

Must be 18 or older

Available August 2019-January 2020

The purpose of the study is to investigate people's social emotions and well-being. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer a number of questions about yourself and your feelings about your social groups.

If you are interested in this study please check your eligibility by taking this brief prescreening: bit.ly/socialemotions

Questions? Contact: psychstudypool@gmail.com

 

Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with BIPOLAR DISORDER and HEALTHY COMPARISON SUBJECTS are needed. This study began in 2006 and is currently enrolling participants.

The purpose of this study is to actively investigate the genetics of bipolar disorder, along with illness outcomes, and treatment response by monitoring persons with and without the illness. Participants will be asked to complete structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, questionnaire, blood draw for genetics and biomarkers.

If you are interested in the study, please visit www.michmed.org/QkZJb Questions? Contact: 1-877-864-3637 or email BPresearch@umich.edu

 

Adolescent’s Responses to Disclosures of Sexual Assault--The Middle Eastern North African Perspective

For college students or recent graduates.

Unfortunately, sexual assault remains a prevalent issue in our society, however, there is very little literature about responses to disclosures of sexual assault within the Middle Eastern North African community. So please help us study this! Our survey will only take 7 minutes and is anonymous.

If you are interested in this study please visit: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lCXXD6A00yOWhf

If you have questions about this research study, you can contact Ms. Ismail (ismailma@umich.edu) or Dr. Blackwood (rab@med.umich.edu) at the University of Michigan.