Georgia Southern University is conducting a research project designed to help better understand the unique physical and mental health needs of active duty military and veterans living in urban and rural areas.
You may be willing to complete an anonymous online questionnaire and/or pass on this information to others who may be eligible to participate in order to promote a greater understanding and awareness of the unique experiences and needs of the active duty/veteran community.
As part of this project, they are collecting data from individuals who are over the age of 18. By participating in this online research study that aims to examine the relationship between geographic location and physical/psychological well-being in active duty service members and veterans, respondents could be 1 of 40 people to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com while also providing valuable information that will promote a greater understanding and awareness of the specific needs of veterans. This information will help the researchers not only better describe what veterans need, but will also help researchers develop new programs and initiatives to meet the needs of veterans and active duty service members.
Study participation is expected to take between 45-60 minutes using our online survey provided at the end of this message. Responses will be entirely anonymous and you have the option to exit the survey at any time.
Forty $50 gift certificates to Amazon.com will be randomly awarded to participants at the end of data collection. To participate in the drawing, you will need to provide an email address; however, your email address will not be connected to your survey responses in any way. You have the option of completing the survey, but not participating in the drawing if you do not wish to. This project has been approved by the Georgia Southern University Institutional Review Board (H17287).
Please visit the following web address to complete the survey and to access an informed consent further explaining the project and your rights as a research participant.
Finally, if you do not identify as active duty and or a veteran, and/or you are interested in helping with this project, please consider forwarding this message on to other individuals that may be interested in participating. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this project.
Please feel free to contact the primary investigator or any other member of the research team if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Thanks and best regards,
K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD, MBA
Executive Director, Rural Health Research Institute
Georgia Southern University