Participant information

This is an invitation to participate in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wollongong. The study aims to explore the impact of crochet on individuals' perceptions of their mental and social well being.

These are the staff involved in the study:
Dr Pippa Burns, Lecturer, Graduate Medicine, University of Wollongong
Dr Rosemary Van Der Meer, University of Wollongong

We invite you to participate by completing the following survey that includes questions about yourself, the reasons why you crochet and your use of online forums about crochet,. Your answers will be used to add to the evidence base regarding why individuals engage in crocheting and their perceptions as to how crochet affects mood, feelings and thinking.

Apart from the time taken to complete the survey, we can foresee no risks to you. Your involvement in the study is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation from the study at any time, up until you submit your responses. The survey is anonymous so we cannot identify your data once your survey is submitted. Refusal to participate in the study will not affect your relationship with UOW or any other organisation. Findings from the study will be published in academic journals and presented at conferences. The data will be combined and will not identify individuals. 

If you have any enquiries about the research, you can contact Pippa Burns at If you have any concerns or complaints regarding the way the research is or has been conducted, you can contact the Ethics Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee, Office of Research, University of Wollongong on (02) 4221 4457.

Thank you for your interest in this study.

* 1. Do you crochet?