HeadsUpGuys Survey

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Welcome to our HeadsUpGuys Survey, before proceeding please take a look over the following consent form. Scroll down to proceed.

The purpose of the study is to gather information on men’s attitudes about and experiences with treatment for a mental health problem. You are eligible to complete the survey if you are an adult male 18 years or older. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. After completing the survey eligible participants can enter a draw to win $500CAD.

Consent Form for Treatment Attitudes and Experiences Study

The University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry
2255 Westbrook Mall Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 2A1
Tel: (604) 822-7314

Study team:
Principal Investigator:
John Ogrodniczuk, PhD
Department of Psychiatry, UBC 

John Oliffe, PhD
School of Nursing, UBC

David Kealy, PhD
Department of Psychiatry, UBC

Purpose of study: We are studying men’s attitudes about and experiences with treatment for a mental health problem.

Study procedures: This is an online survey study that will involve completing a series of questionnaires.

This survey is led by Dr. John Ogrodniczuk (email – john.ogrodniczuk@ubc.ca Phone 604 822 8034), Dr. John Oliffe, and Dr. David Kealy at the University of British Columbia. In this survey we hope to learn about men’s perceptions of treatment for mental health problems and the things that influence those perceptions.

Some questions asked in this survey may be sensitive for some people. If you feel you may have difficulty completing this survey, you’re encouraged to discontinue now. Also, you do not have to answer any questions that you are not comfortable with, and you can withdraw at any time without penalty.

If you choose to continue, we ask that you answer these questions truthfully. This survey is completely confidential.

Eligibility criteria: You are eligible to participate in this survey if a) you are an adult male aged 18 years or older, b) you are able to read and understand English, and c) you have an internet connection to complete the survey. You are not eligible to participate in this survey if a) you are female, b) you are under the age of 18 years, c) you are unable to read and understand English, and d) you do not have an internet connection.

Study results: The results of this survey are expected to be presented in academic journals and at presentations at scholarly conferences. The findings will also help to shape the teachings of the investigators who are all involved in training and educating mental health professionals about working with men.

Possible benefits of participating: There are no direct benefits to you, but the study may lead to new understandings of how men perceive mental health treatment and developments of services that appeal to men. We will not be contacting you after the study, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this study, please contact Dr. John Ogrodniczuk (email – john.ogrodniczuk@ubc.ca Phone 604 822 8034).

Possible risks of participating: There is a slight risk that some of these questions may evoke uncomfortable feelings. If you feel uncomfortable continuing with this survey at any time, then you can refuse to participate or withdraw at any time. Information about connecting with mental health resources in your area can be found at the following links: Confidentiality: To maintain anonymity, you will be assigned a unique study number as a participant in this survey. Only this number will be used on any research-related information collected from you during the course of this survey. Computer records of your responses to the questionnaires will be stored in the lab of Dr. Ogrodniczuk under password protection with access limited to the principal investigator and/or designates. All individuals who will be granted access to these records are trained regarding the protection of your confidentiality.

Contact information about the study: If you have any questions or would like more information about this study, please contact Dr. John Ogrodniczuk or any of the other investigators listed at the top of the first page.

Concerns about the rights of research subjects: If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics at 604-822-8598 or if long distance e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or call toll free 1-877-822-8598.

Your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and you may refuse to participate or withdraw from the study at any time. If the questionnaires have been completed, it will be assumed that consent has been given.