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Author Topic: Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study  (Read 3437 times)

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Offline PINTS

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Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study
« on: March 09, 2008, 08:54:05 PM »

I’m the project coordinator for the Positive Internet Study (PINTS) at the University of Minnesota.  PINTS is a telephone-based study to understand the needs of people recently diagnosed with HIV.  We hope to use these findings to help improve online resources for persons newly diagnosed.  If eligible, you’ll receive $50 for your time.

Currently we are looking for heterosexual men and women, recently diagnosed HIV-positive, and living in the US, to take part in one-on-one phone interviews.

What else you need to know:
•   You must be 18 years or older and HIV+ to participate.
•   Before we can enroll you in the study you’ll be asked to take a quick 5-minute phone survey to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria.  Unfortunately, I’m not permitted to share the specific criteria (sorry).
•   If eligible, the full interview can be scheduled at your convenience on weekdays or weekends.
•   Interviews take between 45 and 60 minutes.

If you’d like to take the eligibility survey, please call our toll-free number, 1-866-692-0188.  Or for more information visit our official webpage at www.epi.umn.edu/pints, or email your questions directly to our research staff at pints@umn.edu.   

Thanks for your time,

Bryn Meyer
Bryn Meyer
Project Coordinator, PINTS
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 05:01:33 AM »
I always love it when they have to pay to get people to participate.

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 09:44:36 AM »
FYI to Forums members --

A one-time announcement for the Positive Internet Study was approved for posting here. I suggested that Bryn check this thread occassionally, to address any public questions or concerns any of you might have. Otherwise, you can contact Bryn directly.

Thanks everyone,

Tim Horn

Offline kevin

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Re: Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 05:45:48 AM »
I always love it when they have to pay to get people to participate.

generally people won't participate in studies if there isn't a worthy incentive.

UCLA School of Public Health

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Just Diagnosed? – Join a U of MN Study
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 06:02:03 AM »
Indeed. A small gratuity is often paid to participants in research studies and it is appropriate. It can assist people on low incomes and is useful for defraying the costs (such as transport) that people incur.

There is absolutely nothing wrong in paying people to participate in research.



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