You are being asked to participate in a research study being conducted by Eric Jahn, a graduate student at DePaul University as a requirement to obtain his Masters degree. This research is being supervised by his faculty advisor, Young-Me Lee, Ph.D. We are asking you because we are trying to learn more about relationship between perceived stigma, medical adherence, and health status of those living with HIV/AIDS. This study will take about 30 minutes of your time. If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to fill out four surveys and provide some non-identifying personal demographic information. The surveys will include questions about (1) your experiences, feelings, and opinions as to how people with HIV feel and how they are treated, (2) confidence in your ability to follow medical treatment, (3) current health status, and (4) questions about your age, living situation, employment, and income. You can choose not to participate. There will be no negative consequences if you decide not to participate or change your mind later.
If you have questions about this study, please contact Eric Jahn, by phone at 989-326-1957 or email at email@example.com, or Dr. Young-Me Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact Susan Loess-Perez, DePaul University’s Director of Research Protections at 312-362-7593 or by email at email@example.com.
You may keep this information for your records.