1. Study Information

 
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Version 1.3 31 March 2011

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before you decide we would like you to understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Please read this information carefully. If you have any questions that are not answered below please contact us before continuing.

What is the purpose of the study?

We are investigating what factors predict feelings of hope in individuals living with heart disease. It has been already found that higher levels of hope lead to lower mortality, but it is unknown what factors predict higher hope. If such factors were known then Cardiac rehabilitation programs could include a focus on these factors to hopefully foster feelings of hope in individuals living with heart disease.

This study aims to find what those factors are. This study is being undertaken for educational purposes, as part of my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hull. In addition, the results will be fed back to Humber Foundation Trust who may choose to publish the results in their own publications. It is also hoped that the results will be published in international journals and presented at conferences.

Why have I been invited?

You have been invited to take part because you are currently living with heart disease so we are interested in your experiences of hope and other factors.

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires concerning hope, depression, quality of life, social support, illness perception and control. They should take around 20 minutes to complete.

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