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The Role of Resilience in Mediating the Relationship between Depression and Dispositional Mindfulness in Nursing and Medical Students

Research Study Title: The Role of Resilience in Mediating the Relationship between Depression and Dispositional Mindfulness in Nursing and Medical Students

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Laila Farhoud

Address: American University of Beirut       

Phone: 01 350-000 ext: 5975    

Dear Student,

You are invited to participate in a research study entitled “The Role of Resilience in Mediating the Relationship between Dispositional Mindfulness and Depression in Nursing and Medical Students” conducted by Dr Laila Farhoud, Faculty of Nursing at the American University of Beirut. The conduct of this study will adhere to the IRB approved protocol.

The IRB approved method for approaching subjects is Online Surveys through emails. The purpose of the study is to investigate the role of resilience as mediator between dispositional mindfulness and depression in Lebanese undergraduate nursing and medical students at a Major University, AUB, in the capital Beirut.

This message invites you to: Read the consent document and consider whether you want to be involved in the study.

Kindly Note that participation is completely voluntary. Completing the questionnaire will take around 5-10 minutes. Also, Only the data you provide in the questionnaire will be collected and analyzed. The research team will not have access to your name or contact details.

The results of the survey will be published in a –research article/thesis/project report available in printed from and electronically from AUB Libraries.

The inclusion criteria are full time undergraduate nursing students and medical students at any year in their study, above the age of 18 years old.

You will not receive payment or a direct benefit for participation in this study. The results of the study will gather information on the role of resilience for the psychological adaptability of nursing and medical students, in addition to understanding dispositional mindfulness and depression levels in students.

The risks of the study are minimal. You may experience mild distress when answering some of the questions. If the participant experiences emotional distress, the research team advises you to contact AUB counselling center that offers psychosocial support for all students free of charge.

Confidentiality of data will be maintained through-out the study and information that identifies participants directly will not be collected. Electronic files will be stored in the principal investigator’s password-secured laptop. Records will be monitored and may be audited by the IRB while assuring confidentiality.

If you voluntarily consent to take part in this study, you can change your mind and withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind.

Refusal to participate or withdrawal from the study will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to you and neither will it affect your relationship with AUB or AUBMC.

If you have any questions about the study, you can contact the research team at:

Dr Laila Farhoud, lf00@aub.edu.lb, 01-350000 ext. 5975

If you have concerns about the study or questions about your rights as a participant, you can contact the AUB IRB Office through irb@aub.edu.lb · Telephone: 00961 -1-350000 or 1 374374, ext: 5445

By clicking ‘next’ you are acknowledging that you understand that participation is voluntary and you agree to participate in the study.

This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

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