Portail de recrutement de participants en recherche (PRPR)

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Etudes de recherche en cours

Protective Factors in Forensic Risk Assessment: A Survey of Current Practices and Professionals’ Attitudes

Description: Historically, the practice of assessing violence and reoffending risk has almost exclusively involved looking at a person's deficits, but over the last two decades many professionals have argued that including strengths in risk assessments allows for a more balanced determination of risk. Within the field of forensic psychology, an individual’s strengths or positive attributes that reduce their risk of future offending are typically referred to as protective factors. The present study uses a survey design to examine professionals’ risk assessment practices and their attitudes regarding the inclusion of protective factors in risk assessment instruments. This survey was developed through a review of research on protective factors and violence risk assessment (de Ruiter & Nicholls, 2011; Viljoen et al., 2010; Wanamaker et al., 2018). The anticipated sample size is 150 participants. The aims of this study are to (1) Determine current practices regarding the use of protective factors in predicting violence risk; (2) Discover any barriers that prevent professionals from using risk assessment tools that include protective factors; (3) Examine professionals’ attitudes towards protective factors

Study Population
International professionals working in forensic psychology related professions (psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses) who conduct risk assessments.
Participant Obligation
Participation in our study takes roughly 15-20 minutes and involves completing an anonymous online survey.

Contact Email

Location: online - Burnaby, B.C.

Project lead: Samuel Matthew, Supervisor: Ron Roesch

Study Dates: octobre 1, 2023 to décembre 31, 2023

Usability of the Promoting Healthy Sleep Program

Description: We are inviting parents/caregivers to participate in a study titled Usability of the Promoting Healthy Sleep Program. This new study is aiming to evaluate an online program that provides training to healthcare providers about assessing and treating pediatric insomnia (i.e., difficulties falling and staying asleep) in children ages 5 to 12 years. While we have received feedback on this program directly from healthcare providers, we would also like to hear parents and caregivers views of this program. Having participants with lived experience review the program and participate in an interview will help us modify the program and give healthcare providers applicable information about pediatric insomnia that will help other parents and children with insomnia.

Study Population
We are inviting parents and caregivers who currently have a child aged 5 to 12 years old that has insomnia/insomnia symptoms and who live in Canada.
Participant Obligation
Participants will have 3 weeks to review the professional development program. The program is approximately 2 hours long. Once participants have finished reviewing the program, they will participate in a 20 to 30-minute virtual interview.

Location: Online-Halifax

Project lead: Alzena Ilie, Supervisor: Dr. Penny Corkum

Study Dates: octobre 17, 2023 to mars 31, 2024

Study Website: https://betternightsbetterdays.ca/promoting-healthy-sleep

Survey of Violence Risk Assessment Stakeholders

Description: This study seeks to examine professional perceptions of violence risk assessment reports from the perspective of stakeholders (i.e., direct users who read completed violence risk assessment reports and then make decisions on cases). Specifically, the current research aims to examine the clinical utility of specific components of violence risk assessment reports. Of note, the current research seeks to examine how helpful/useful case formulation is from the perspective of those who read violence risk assessment reports and then make case decisions (e.g., regarding treatment planning, sentencing, conditions).

Study Population
Various stakeholders in North America, including forensic mental health treatment providers (i.e., psychologists, psychiatrists, and counsellors) who routinely receive/review violence risk assessment reports as part of their jobs.
Participant Obligation
Participants will complete an online survey where participants will report on their perceptions of violence risk assessment reports in general, and read three mock violence risk assessment reports and answer questions about the reports.

Location: Online-Burnaby, BC.

Project lead: Erin Fuller, Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Douglas

Study Dates: juillet 26, 2023 to juillet 26, 2024

Study Website: https://sfufas.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yLQcyr2aCpnP7M

Examining How Different Risk Communication Methods Influence Risk Assessment and Management Outcomes

Description: This study is examining cultural issues in violence risk formulation, and is interested in how different risk communication methods influence risk assessment and management outcomes. Participants will be asked to review a parole release report for a fictional offender who is nearing eligibility for full parole. They will then be asked to make several decisions about the case and answer questions about their demographic background, individual attitudes, and professional experiences.

Study Population
You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a forensic mental health professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, probation/parole officer) who has experience assessing and managing violence risk.
Participant Obligation
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey that will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Location: Online - Vancouver, BC

Project lead: Sanam Monjazeb

Study Dates: juillet 24, 2023 to décembre 31, 2023

Study Website: https://sfufas.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b3H5MHO8jnsFvdY

Understanding Family Functioning after Youth Self-injury Disclosure

Description: The goal of this study is to help researchers understand what helps or hinders families’ wellbeing as they navigate the discovery of a youth's non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI; direct and deliberate damage of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent). Your participation in this study will provide valuable knowledge that can help with the creation of family-based resources on responding to youth self-injury. Parents and youth will complete an online screening survey. Eligible parents and youth will complete separate Zoom interviews with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology, or Dr. Turner. Parents and youth will then complete online surveys every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. Responses will be confidential, unless you or someone else is at risk of imminent harm. All participants will be given a list of mental health resources.

Specifics: Study Population:
Youth (aged 13-17) and their legal guardian must both willing to participate. Both must live in Canada, be able to complete interviews and surveys in English, and have Internet access. Parents have learned of youths' self-injury in the past 6 weeks.

Participant Obligation:
Total time commitment will be 6-7 hours per participant over 14 weeks. Zoom interview and online self-report surveys for each participant. Parents and youth can decline to answer any question(s) they prefer not to answer.

Eligibility Screener: https://uvic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1A1AqgGuADkD7fw
Please send questions or other enquiries to riskybehaviourlab@uvic.ca

Location: Online - Victoria, BC

Project lead: Brianna Turner, student researcher: Christina Robillard

Study Dates: février 10, 2023 to avril 30, 2024