Exploring the impact of compassion fatigue and burnout among family caregivers: Consider taking the PROQOL

My name is Anthony Woody. As a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health program at Eastern Washington University, I am conducting research that measures the level of stress and burnout among family caregivers, along with any residual impact on the social, professional and financial lives of family caregivers. Results from the study will be used to satisfy a research course requirement at Eastern Washington University, and possibly for a conference presentation or manuscript.

Participation in this study involves answering a 22-question survey known as the Zarit Burden interview. Should you decide to participate in this study, be advised that your participation is completely voluntary; furthermore, all responses are anonymous as they do not require disclosure of any identifying information. Also, you may skip any questions that trigger any level of discomfort, and you may opt out of the survey at any time. This study is less than minimal risk, meaning the risk level doesn’t exceed what a person is likely to encounter throughout their normal daily routine. By answering any questions in the survey, you are implying your consent to participate.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Anthony Woody at (360) 870-2364; awoody2@eagles.ewu.edu or Dr. David Line, professor of Public Health at Eastern Washington University, at (509) 828-1219; dline@ewu.edu. Any concerns regarding your rights as a participant in this research, along with any complaints, ought to be directed to Charlene Alspach, Executive Director, Grant & Research Development, at (509) 359-2517 or calspach@ewu.edu.

To participate in the survey, please click on the link below: