Dear Sir/Madam,

This letter is to introduce Ben Fulwood, an Honours student at Flinders University. He is undertaking research with me, leading to the production of a thesis, concerning the use of complementary and alternative therapies.

He would be most grateful if you would volunteer some time to assist in this project by completing the following questionnaire that asks about your experiences with complementary and alternative therapies, including whether you use them and your attitudes towards them. There are also some more general questions about you as a person. We estimate that no more than about 25 minutes of your time is required.

Be assured that any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and no participant will be individually identifiable in the resulting thesis or other publication. You are entirely free to discontinue participation at any time or decline to answer individual questions.

Any enquiries you may have concerning this project can be directed to me via the address, telephone number or e-mail given below. This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee. The Executive Officer of this Committee can be contacted on +61 8 8201 3116 or by e-mail (

If completion of this questionnaire raises any specific health concerns for you we recommend that you contact your local General Practitioner, Lifeline (131114), or Beyondblue (1300 224 636).

Thank you for your attention and assistance

Yours sincerely,
Assoc. Prof. Malcolm Bond

Assoc. Prof. Malcolm Bond
School of Medicine, Flinders University
Level 3, Health Sciences Building
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: +61 8 7221 8503
CRICOS Provider No. 00114A
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