We have received a request to forward information about an online study about Intimate Partner Violence-related healthcare treatments for the LGBTQ+ community. Details below:
I am a doctoral student conducting an online study on healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community with the goal of improving services for our community.
DESCRIPTION: An online study on healthcare provided for the LGBTQ+ community including people of color. The purpose of this study is to better understand the experiences and health of LGBTQ+ individuals as well as the quality of services received by racial and ethnic minorities. While I know that has been historically problematic that researchers exclude or misuse people of Color to represent their voices, I do hope to use the results from this study for the purposes of better understanding how clinicians and social service agencies can better support the LGBTQ+ community including people of Color.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The study has been approved by the Boston College Institutional Review Board and is supervised by Dr. Paul Poteat. For those interested, I can provide a free online research editorial outlining major findings from the study as well as future research directions.
INCLUSION CRITERIA: You must be 18 years or older, identify as LGBTQ+, have experienced some form of intimate partner abuse, and have received health services within this last year [related in any way to Intimate Partner Violence or its aftermath, including feelings of depression, suicidality, etc. (see clarification below)]. Participation would be voluntary and confidential.
In appreciation for your participation, you are welcome to enter a raffle for one of 15 $10, 10 $20, or 3 $50 online gift cards.
If you would like to participate, please visit the link below to take the survey:
I would greatly appreciate your help on this project!
Jillian R. Scheer, Ph.D. Candidate, Boston College
Psychology Intern, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center
Because the original wording was a little unclear, I asked 1) whether this was referring to general healthcare or solely IPV-related treatment, and 2) whether it mattered if the treatment was for something that may be related to experiences of IPV but if so only covertly (such as depression of unknown origin that is also influenced by other factors), and Jillian clarified:
for this study in particular, I am looking for participants who sought health services that is in any way related to IPV or the aftermath, including feelings of depression, suicidality, etc. I think a good follow up study is to assess for quality of general healthcare for IPV survivors.
In case you are wondering, yes, the study does include an option for asexuality, as well as many options for gender, including a write-in option.