Project title: Acceptance and mindfulness in couples dealing with infertility
Project protocol number: RO 1951
You are invited to participate in research investigating couples’ experiences of infertility.
This research is being conducted by Anastasiia Kuliapina, a Masters student in Clinical Psychology, under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Marie Abel from the School of Psychology at Bond University.
The aim of this research is to gain a better understanding about the extent to which acceptance and mindfulness contribute to couples’ coping and adjustment within the context of infertility. It is hoped that the results of this research may contribute to the development of appropriate psychological support programs for couples facing fertility difficulties.
Both partners are invited to participate in the research. The research questionnaire takes approximately 45 minutes. Participation is voluntary and responses will remain completely confidential.
Given the nature of the research project, some of the questions may trigger sad thoughts or memories; please know that you are free to withdraw from the study at any time. If you experience any distress, please contact any of the following support services:
In Australia: Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 or Lifeline Counseling 13 11 14.
In UK: Infertility Network UK Support Line 0121 323 5025 or Relate 0300 100 1234
In USA: Resolve 866 668 2566 or Your Life Your Voice 1800 448 3000
In recognition of your participation, your name will go into a draw to win a gift card valued at $100US. The draw for this will take place at the completion of data collection.
Should you have any complaints concerning the manner in which this research (RO 1951) is conducted, please do not hesitate to contact Bond University Research Ethics Committee at the following address:
Senior Research Ethics Officer
Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Telephone: (07)55954194; Fax: (07)55951120
If you would like to know more about the research or receive a summary of the research findings please contact Anastasiia Kuliapina at email@example.com. Thank you very much for taking the time to participate in this study, it is appreciated.