WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?
The purpose of this research study is to find out how maternal history of trauma and current psychological functioning impacts a child’s brain activity. We are doing this research because we know that trauma has a lasting effect on an individual’s well-being, and we want to investigate if that effect can cross generations.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
The Women’s Mental Health Program is looking for 25-45 year old women who have or do not have symptoms of PTSD and a 6-8 year old daughter to participate in a research study.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE STUDY?
Participation includes clinical interviews and questionnaires about mental health and behavior of both mother and child. You and your daughter will have the opportunity to complete study activities at UW-Psychiatry, or you may have the opportunity to complete study activities while undergoing an MRI scan.
The study will provide up to $150 for participation at UW-Psychiatry, or up to $275 for participation in the MRI scan. Participation will be over the course of two study visits, totaling six hours.
WHAT WILL BE COLLECTED AT EACH VISIT?
You will complete questionnaires about your past medical history, stressful events in your life, history of interpersonal violence, symptoms of mental health conditions, and any treatment you have been receiving. In addition, we will collect blood and saliva samples from you and a saliva sample from your daughter. Your child will also complete clinical assessments and we will ask you to complete questionnaires about her behavior and temperament. Finally, you and your daughter will each complete an MRI brain scan.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
Taking part in research is voluntary. You can choose not to be in this study, or stop at any time. If you decide not to be in this study, your choice will not affect your healthcare or any services you receive. There will be no penalty to you. You will not lose medical care or any legal rights. You don’t have to be in this study to get care for your health condition.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY, CONTACT US:
Please contact the Women’s Mental Health Program at 608-265-0767 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to see if you qualify for participation.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS’ RIGHTS OR COMPLAINTS, CONTACT:
University of Wisconsin Confidential Research Compliance Line