Participate in the iConsiderLife evaluation study

 

If you are thinking about giving iConsiderLife a try it must mean that things are very difficult for you right now. We are really sorry to hear that. However, we hope that by the time you have worked through the iConsiderLife program, things look a little bit brighter for you.

 

If you would like to participate in the iConsiderLife evaluation study, please read the Plain Language Information Statement below and if you consent to participating, click on the ‘I agree to the above conditions‘ button underneath it. If you do not want to participate, please click the ‘I do not wish to participate‘ button or simply close the page.

 

Participate in the iConsiderLife evaluation study

 

If you are thinking about giving iConsiderLife a try it must mean that things are very difficult for you right now. We are really sorry to hear that. However, we hope that by the time you have worked through the iConsiderLife program, things look a little bit brighter for you.

 

If you would like to participate in the iConsiderLife evaluation study, please read the Plain Language Information Statement below and if you consent to participating, click on the ‘I agree to the above conditions‘ button underneath it. If you do not want to participate, please click the ‘I do not wish to participate‘ button or simply close the page.

 

Plain Language Information Statement

 

Project Title: An open evaluation trial of the ‘iConsiderLife’: An automated self help decision support suicide prevention digital health program to assist in reducing psychological distress levels in adults.

 

Principal Investigator: Professor Britt Klein: Centre for Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research & Innovation, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia.

 

Other / Student Researchers: Prof Suzanne McLaren: School of Health Sciences & Psychology; Asher Leslie: DVC-R Portfolio; Dr Cameron Foale: Faculty of Science & Technology; Nick Chamberlain: DVC-R Portfolio; Lewis Lakerink: Technical Consultant to project.

 

Thank-you for your interest in the iConsiderLife digital health self help program. We invite people who are aged 18 years and over, who have access to the internet, to participate.

 

What is the project about?

This project seeks to evaluate the benefits of an automated self help decision support suicide prevention program designed to decrease psychological distress levels and encourage people to seek human-based crisis assistance.

The results from this project will be used by the researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of the iConsiderLife program, as well as its general patterns of usage.

 

What does this project involve?

The project involves collecting various pieces of information from you and your usage of the ‘iConsiderLife’ program. Participants will be asked to:

1. Agree to participate in the iConsiderLife digital health study after reading through this Plain Language Information Statement and by clicking the “I agree to the above conditions” button below.

2. Complete six brief online questions after consenting to participate. These questions will ask you how old you are, what your gender is, your relationship status, where you currently live, whether you are currently under the influence of alcohol or drugs and your current distress level. These questions should take about one minute to complete.

3. Receive immediate access to the iConsiderLife digital health program.

4. Once you feel less distressed or get to the end of the program, you will be asked to re-rate your current distress level. This should take you about 10 seconds to complete.

The iConsiderLife digital health program will record your usage of the program (e.g., what pages you visited, the amount of time spent using the program). This information will not affect your use of the program. As we do not ask you to register for this program, you are not supplying us with any personally identifiable information, therefore your use of the program is as anonymous as it can be on the internet. We do not monitor people’s use of the program in real time and cannot provide you with direct crisis support assistance, although we do provide a ‘crisis support link’ on the footer of each iConsiderLife program page to a variety of crisis support services that you can contact.

 

Can I withdraw from the project?

Participation in this project is completely voluntary. If you decide you do not want to continue with the study, you can withdraw at any stage, without having to provide any explanation. Your withdrawal will have no impact on current or future relationships with Federation University Australia.

 

What will happen to my results?

All information will be strictly confidential, subject to legal limitations, and stored securely using the My Digital Health platform utilising the platform’s 256-bit encryption SSL security certificate and can only be accessed by the investigators. When analysing data, any potentially identifying information that you supply will be completely removed and therefore cannot be linked back to you in any way. Your de-identified data may be used for research projects into the future. All data will be stored securely for five years after any publications. After this time the data will be destroyed. Any publications or thesis produced arising from the results from this study will only use aggregate, or group data sets. As the data are analysed without any identifiable information, and as publications will report findings based on group data, individual participants will not be identifiable in any way.

 

How will the project benefit me?

The iConsiderLife program is a simple, step-by-step, decision support tool designed to assist you to decrease your current distress levels and encourage you to seek human assistance.

 

Are there any risks from participating?

No physical health risks are expected from participating in this project, however, you may feel uneasy when asked questions about how you are feeling and your experiences. If you feel concerned or distressed in any way, please contact a GP or Lifeline (available 24 hours a day: 131 114) or similar crisis support agency in your country of residence immediately.

 

How do I participate?

Having read this Plain Language Statement and decided that you would like to participate in this project, please click on the “I agree to the above conditions” button below. Once you consent, the study will commence as outlined above (completion of the 6 brief questions, access to iConsiderLife). If you do not wish to participate in this study, please click the “I decline to participate” button.

 


If you have any questions, would like further information or a summary of the results once completed regarding the project titled ‘An open evaluation trial of the ‘iConsiderLife’: An automated self help decision support suicide prevention digital health program to assist in reducing distress levels in adults’, please contact the Principal Researcher, Professor Britt Klein of the Faculty of Health: Telephone: 03 5327 6717; Email: b.klein@federation.edu.au


This research study has been approved by the university’s Human Research Ethics Committee. Should you (i.e. the participant) have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this research project, please contact the Federation University Ethics Officer, Research Services, Federation University Australia, PO Box 663, Mt Helen VIC 3353. Telephone: (03) 5327 9765, Email: research.ethics@federation.edu.au

CRICOS Provider Number 00103D

 

 

 

Plain Language Information Statement

 

 

Project Title: An open evaluation trial of the ‘iConsiderLife’: An automated self help decision support suicide prevention digital health program to assist in reducing psychological distress levels in adults.

 

Principal Investigator: Professor Britt Klein: Centre for Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research & Innovation, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia.

 

Other / Student Researchers: Prof Suzanne McLaren: School of Health Sciences & Psychology; Asher Leslie: DVC-R Portfolio; Dr Cameron Foale: Faculty of Science & Technology; Nick Chamberlain: DVC-R Portfolio; Lewis Lakerink: Technical Consultant to project.

 

 

Thank-you for your interest in the iConsiderLife digital health self-help program. We invite people who are aged 18 years and over, who have access to the internet, to participate.

 

What is the project about?

This project seeks to evaluate the benefits of an automated self-help decision support suicide prevention program designed to decrease psychological distress levels and encourage people to seek human-based crisis assistance.

The results from this project will be used by the researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of the iConsiderLife program, as well as its general patterns of usage.

 

What does this project involve?

The project involves collecting various pieces of information from you and your usage of the ‘iConsiderLife’ program. Participants will be asked to:

1. Agree to participate in the iConsiderLife digital health study after reading through this Plain Language Information Statement and by clicking the “I agree to the above conditions” button below.

2. Complete six brief online questions after consenting to participate. These questions will ask you how old you are, what your gender is, your relationship status, where you currently live, whether you are currently under the influence of alcohol or drugs and your current distress level. These questions should take about one minute to complete.

3. Receive immediate access to the iConsiderLife digital health program.

4. Once you feel less distressed or get to the end of the program, you will be asked to re-rate your current distress level. This should take you about 10 seconds to complete.

 

The iConsiderLife digital health program will record your usage of the program (e.g., what pages you visited, the amount of time spent using the program). This information will not affect your use of the program. As we do not ask you to register for this program, you are not supplying us with any personally identifiable information, therefore your use of the program is as anonymous as it can be on the internet. We do not monitor people’s use of the program in real time and cannot provide you with direct crisis support assistance, although we do provide a ‘crisis support link’ on the footer of each iConsiderLife program page to a variety of crisis support services that you can contact.

 

Can I withdraw from the project?

Participation in this project is completely voluntary. If you decide you do not want to continue with the study, you can withdraw at any stage, without having to provide any explanation. Your withdrawal will have no impact on current or future relationships with Federation University Australia.

 

What will happen to my results?

All information will be strictly confidential, subject to legal limitations, and stored securely using the My Digital Health platform utilising the platform’s 256-bit encryption SSL security certificate and can only be accessed by the investigators. When analysing data, any potentially identifying information that you supply will be completely removed and therefore cannot be linked back to you in any way. Your de-identified data may be used for research projects into the future. All data will be stored securely for five years after any publications. After this time, the data will be destroyed. Any publications or thesis produced arising from the results from this study will only use aggregate, or group data sets. As the data are analysed without any identifiable information, and as publications will report findings based on group data, individual participants will not be identifiable in any way.

 

How will the project benefit me?

The iConsiderLife program is a simple, step-by-step, decision support tool designed to assist you to decrease your current distress levels and encourage you to seek human assistance.

 

Are there any risks from participating?

No physical health risks are expected from participating in this project, however, you may feel uneasy when asked questions about how you are feeling and your experiences. If you feel concerned or distressed in any way, please contact a GP or Lifeline (available 24 hours a day: 131 114) or similar crisis support agency in your country of residence immediately.

 

How do I participate?

Having read this Plain Language Statement and decided that you would like to participate in this project, please click on the “I agree to the above conditions” button below. Once you consent, the study will commence as outlined above (completion of the 6 brief questions, access to iConsiderLife). If you do not wish to participate in this study, please click the “I decline to participate” button.

 

If you have any questions, would like further information or a summary of the results once completed regarding the project titled ‘An open evaluation trial of the ‘iConsiderLife’: An automated self-help decision support suicide prevention digital health program to assist in reducing distress levels in adults’, please contact the Principal Researcher, Professor Britt Klein of the Faculty of Health: Telephone: 03 5327 6717; Email: b.klein@federation.edu.au

 

This research study has been approved by the university’s Human Research Ethics Committee. Should you (i.e. the participant) have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this research project, please contact the Federation University Ethics Officer, Research Services, Federation University Australia, PO Box 663, Mt Helen VIC 3353. Telephone: (03) 5327 9765, Email: research.ethics@federation.edu.au

 

CRICOS Provider Number 00103D