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Author Topic: Participants Needed To Talk About Their Online Support Group Experiences  (Read 1094 times)

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Offline EleanorB

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Iím a researcher from the University of Nottingham, UK and Iím looking for people with HIV to help me. Iím interested in your experience of using forums such as this one, for support with your condition. There has been surprisingly little research describing the journey people take from joining a health forum, to becoming an established member and beyond, therefore I would really like to hear what you have to say about your own experiences.

The survey address is here if youíd like to take a look: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OSG1

Most of the questions are open-ended, so that means you can write as little or as much as youíd like, and nearly all the questions are optional therefore itís absolutely fine to just answer the questions that interest you and leave the rest.

As a thank you for your time you can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win £50 (or US $80) of Amazon Vouchers, just make sure you leave your e-mail address on the survey.

If you have any queries or would like a copy of the full FAQ then do please message or e-mail me on lwxeb5@nottingham.ac.uk

Thank You  :)

Eleanor Bennett

Please note that this request has been given approval to post by the forum moderator Tim Horn. In addition, the research has been granted ethical approval by the University of Nottingham, UK and is supervised by Dr Neil Coulson, a leading researcher in the use of the internet by people dealing with health issues.

Offline EleanorB

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I just wanted to say *thank you* to all those that took part in this survey, I've had a really great response from this forum and it's much appreciated  :)

If anybody else is interested in taking part there's still time, the link to the survey is here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OSG1


Offline emeraldize

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So that it's part of this thread moving forward, if after taking the survey, you wish to contact Eleanor ....

If you have any queries then please contact myself, Eleanor Bennett on lwxeb5@nottingham.ac.uk.
My supervisor is Dr Neil Coulson, e-mail: Neil.Coulson@nottingham.ac.uk Telephone: 0115 846 6625


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