Please distribute to anyone/everyone you think would be interested in participating, along with my email address:
"I am asking self-identified lesbians and gay men to help “inform” a research proposal I am developing by helping me put together a
comprehensive questionnaire for future research participants. They won’t be answering any questions about their health care per se, but rather
help me develop a list of questions/topics that providers should have addressed. Participants will be asked one question:
In your experience with the healthcare system, what questions should have been asked of you, and/or what topics should havebeen discussed by your healthcare provider in order to provide better healthcare? What else would you have liked your healthcare provider doin order to provide you with better care?
The ensuing discussion should help participants remember issues with their healthcare that we should be asking about in the future study. I
will audio-record the focus groups only to supplement my recall of the discussions; recordings will be destroyed after transcription--within
one week of the group meetings."
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Jeannie D. DiClementi, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Indiana University--Purdue University Ft. Wayne