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You are invited to take part in a research project titled Ambulance Workplace Stressors: The Health Impacts on our Ambulance Personnel. It is about the characteristics and effects on psychological and physical health and well-being of adults subjected to stressors within the workplace environment. This research will examine the effects upon personal well-being of front line emergency roles. Your participant as a student is vital for this project as your data will be collected as the control group (this means your responses will be identified as the "general population", that is you have not worked in an emergency service field).  The study aims to partially address a gap in research about how the stressors of working for an ambulance service can affect the well-being of the individuals within the workforce.

The survey will also ask questions on other stress related issues such as fatigue, burnout, resourcing and what individual organisations throughout Australasia are doing to reduce these stressors. The survey questions will also focus on evaluating acute stress disorder (ASD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology within ambulance personnel.

If you decide to participate in this research and you wish to follow its progress you access ongoing information about the study through the below web address,  your individual results can not be tracked as none of the research team can match the results to the participants.

ALL Paramedical Science students over the age of 18 years who are not working in the ambulance field are invited to take part in the survey.

The study is being conducted by Mr Lee Waller and will contribute to the research component of his PhD at Edith Cowan University.

If you agree to be involved in the study, you will be directed to a series of questions that will take about 20 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.

The survey consists of several validated questionnaires focusing on ASD, PTSD, burnout, fatigue and workplace injuries.  

We do not want you to put your name or any identifying information into the survey. 

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part in the study at any time without explanation or prejudice. Please note that once you complete the on-line survey we will be unable to withdraw your data from the study as we will not know which set of responses belongs to you. Completion of the survey will imply that you consent to participating in the research project.

In the event you feel upset or distressed by the survey please feel free to contact Lifeline 24 hour Counselling on 13 11 14, your Employee Assistance Provider, or your health professional (GP/Psychologist). 

Your anonymous survey responses will be stored at the School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth WA, and on the SurveyMonkey database (secure and password protected). The data from the study will be used in research publications and reports and to support the development of intervention and training programs for organisations aimed at preventing and reducing the incidence of ASD and PTSD prevalence within ambulance services. You will not be identified in any way in these publications.