March 02, 2005

Schiz. Sibling Study - Join in!

Kimiko Tanaka is a volunteer at this site who is working on her PHD thesis on the sibling coping issues faced by brothers and sisters of people with schizophrenia.

As part of her thesis she needs our assistance in filling out an anonymous survey form on the issues we have faced and how we have coped.

If you have a brother or sister who has schizophrenia - please participate in this anonymous survey. The results will help her, and other, understand the issues that we face and ultimately to improve the services that are offered to families. A summary of her thesis results will be offered on this web site too.

Here is are the details on the survey:

Sibling Survey
Will you participate in an anonymous study? Through this study, I hope to understand more fully the in-depth life experiences of siblings of persons (living or deceased) with serious mental illness.

* What have been some of the challenges you have faced?
* Who and/or what supported you to sustain, restore yourself from stress, and grow out of it, and how?
* What have been your insights and strengths?

If you are interested in searching for an answer to these questions, then, please click:

Kimiko Tanaka, Ph.D. candidate
Columbia University School of Social Work

This study is approved by Columbia University:
IRB-AAAA5547 Date of Approval: April 21, 2004.


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