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  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Research Centre: Traumatic Stress Clinic
Location: This is a nationwide virtual study
Lead Researcher: Prof. Richard Byrant
HREC: This study has been reviewed and approved by the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee

About the Study

Step forward and join a pioneering study dedicated to understanding the complexities of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers are seeking individuals to join an innovative study that delves deep into the diverse expressions of PTSD.

The Traumatic Stress Clinic is looking at identifying different types of PTSD by identifying ways in which people with PTSD express emotions. By participating in this study, you could help researchers better equip themselves to identify PTSD and potentially help other veterans. Join this study now!

Why Participate?

  • Participants will be compensated up to $200 in vouchers for participating in this study. Compensation will only be provided to eligible participants who complete the study.
  • Participants will be contributing valuable information that may benefit other veterans with PTSD in the future.
  • Participants will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you can withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Individuals who are former members of the Australian Defence Force
  • Veterans must be experiencing specific levels of psychological wellbeing
  • Must have experienced a traumatic event that involved being exposed to war, disaster, serious accident, or assault
  • Must have a computer/laptop and have access to video conferencing software, such as Zoom or Teams
  • Must not have cognitive decline that prevents understanding of experimental procedure
  • Must be able to commit to the study over approximately 6 months

More Study Details

The study team will explain the research in its entirety but some details are:

  • Participants will be required to complete a 2-hour assessment with a clinical psychologist via Zoom or Teams
  • Participants will be required to complete some questionnaires about their mood and will be interviewed by a clinician about their trauma experience and potential PTSD symptom
  • Participants will then be contacted 6 months later to complete the survey again

About the Research Centre

Traumatic Stress Clinic
The Traumatic Stress Clinic provides cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments and undertakes world-class research for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Clinic is an affiliation between a number of researchers, organisations and clinical psychologists, and is directed by Professor Richard Bryant. The Traumatic Stress Clinic is based at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Please note:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the study will be conducted remotely which means there will be no in-person visits, allowing you to participate in the comfort of your own home.

What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
Click Here to Check Your Eligibility for this Study

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