This study is being conducted by student investigator Jeralee Briggs, M.S, M.A., as part of master’s degree thesis requirements in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University. The principal investigator and supervisor is R. Wayne Fuqua, PhD.
This online survey is open to men and women ages 18 and over with a physician diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There are no stated restrictions as to country, although the questions are in English. According to the study description, the questionnaires should take approximately 18-25 minutes to complete. Although standard demographic information such as age, sex and race/ethnicity are asked in addition to questions about IBS symptoms, impact and associated emotions, the study is anonymous.
Participants who wish to take part in a random drawing for one of three $30 Visa gift cards to be offered for completing the study may opt to provide a first name and phone number or email address at the end of the questionnaires, so the researchers may contact them if their names are chosen.
This survey is expected to close on July 18, 2014.
Please address any questions or concerns about the survey directly to the study investigators at the contact information listed on the survey page linked below.