Invitation from Alison Killen, Health Psychologist in training at Staffordshire University:
"My name is Alison Killen and I am a Health Psychologist in training at Staffordshire University. I also work helping to support the caregivers of people who have memory difficulties.
As part of my Health Psychology training I will be carrying out some research with informal caregivers. By this I mean people who provide care to a friend or family member. This is generally to help them deal with everyday tasks and activities which they would have difficulty managing otherwise. The research will explore how caregivers respond to an intervention designed to help them to look at aspects of their caregiving situation in a positive way. People who take part will also fill in some online questionnaires about their caregiving responsibilities and general ways of coping.
The study will take 3 weeks to complete. It will take up to 20 minutes of your time on the first and last days and about 5-10 minutes on each of the 21 days in between. The study has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Staffordshire University so you can be reassured that it will be properly carried out. All your information will be kept confidential. I would like as many caregivers as possible to take part.
If you are willing to consider taking part I would be extremely grateful. Please follow this link http://bit.ly/carersStaffs where you will be able to read a bit more information to help you to decide. If you choose to go ahead you will then be able to consent and join the study.
With many thanks for taking the time to read this letter.
Alison Killen (Health Psychologist in training Staffordshire University)
For more information download the Related Documents Letter of Invitation and Recruitment Participant Information Sheet