My name is Cori Preble Zdebel and I invite you to consider participating in my research study.
I am a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, as well as a parent of a child diagnosed with Autoimmune Encephalitis. My study-interest was inspired by my experience as a caregiver to a child with a chronic illness. Part of my research and dissertation involves the study of post-traumatic growth in emerging adults diagnosed with infective and autoimmune-mediated encephalitis.
It is believed that an emerging adult who has experienced and endured the effects of a serious immune-mediated encephalopathy could provide important understanding and insights, particularly in how they understand their illness-experience, how they make sense of it, and how they cope or perhaps grow from their acquired disease.
To Participate in the Study:
The total amount of time required to participate will take approximately one hour.
Participants should be between the age of 18-26, speak English, and have been diagnosed with infectious or autoimmune-mediated encephalitis for at least six-months.
The study includes two parts:
1) a short survey
2) an interview over Skype or phone
If you meet the above criteria and agree to participate, please either press the link below or copy and paste the link. When getting to the survey page, select "Yes I Consent" and you will be directed to the informed consent form that will provide some important information before directing you to the survey. Additionally, please remember to leave your email address at the end of the survey so I am able to contact you for a short interview and provide you with a thank you Amazon gift card.