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Personality, mHealth and influenza vaccination uptake in adults with asthma: A cross-sectional study

Welcome! You have been invited to participate in a survey investigating personality and self-management of asthma. 

Title of Project:

Personality, mHealth and influenza vaccination uptake in adults with asthma: A cross-sectional study



Hello, my name is Roisin O Malley and I am a student in the Health Psychology Masters course here in NUIG. For my dissertation I have decided to investigate the link between personality and self-management of asthma. I am working on this project with my supervisors Dr. Gerard Molloy and Ms. Jane Murphy.

      You are invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. This Participant Information Sheet tells you about the purpose, risks and benefits of this research study. If you agree to take part, we will ask you to sign a Consent Form. If there is anything that you are not clear about, we will be happy to explain it to you. Please take as much time as you need to read this information. You should only consent to participate in this research study when you feel you understand what is being asked of you, and you have had enough time to think about your decision. Thank you for reading this.


Purpose of the Study:

This study is concerned with the links between aspects of personality, and asthma management e.g. vaccination against influenza. You have been asked to participate as this study is looking at this in a sample of people diagnosed with asthma. There will be around 100 participants recruited for the study which should take around 40 minutes to complete.


Taking Part – What it Involves


Do I have to take part?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given this Information Sheet to keep and be asked to sign a Consent Form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. A decision to withdraw at any time, or a decision not to take part, will not affect your rights in any way.

If you still wish to participate in this study, click continue at the bottom of this page, this will direct you to a consent page. Once consent is provided you will be directed to the questionnaire.


What will happen to me if I take part?

If you decide to take part, after following the study’s link you will be directed to the online survey which contains three short pages of questionnaires, regarding demographic information (age, gender etc.), personality, intention, and past vaccination behaviours. The survey requires that you answer each section carefully, providing honest, accurate responses.


How long will my part in the study last?

The study will take approximately 40 minutes to complete at one given time online.


What are the possible benefits in taking part?There are no specific benefits for you in participating in this study. However, your participation in this study may illuminate the relationship between personality and self-management of asthma. These findings could aid future researchers and health professionals in supporting people living with asthma.


What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

There are no foreseeable risks attached to participation in this study. However, this survey does require participants to answer questions regarding the severity of their asthma and history of vaccinating against influenza which may cause some discomfort. If you find while you are answering these questions that you would like to talk to someone about some of the issues it raises, we will be happy to recommend someone to you.


For additional information on asthma and how to manage the condition, the Asthma Society of Ireland may provide the necessary information along with an advice line.

Found at: https://www.asthma.ie/      

Telephone: 01 8178886

Additional asthma support services:

COPD Adviceline:   1800 832146

Asthma Adviceline: 1800 445464


What happens at the end of the study?

It must be acknowledged that information generated in this study may be submitted for publication in a journal. While it could be up to 2 years before final results are published, we would be pleased to include you on an address list to receive publications arising from the study. Only general findings will be reported, without reference to identifiable individual results.


What happens if I change my mind during the study?

You are entitled to change your mind about participating in this at any time without disadvantage or penalty.


Who do I contact for more information or if I have further concerns?

If you have any further questions or issues regarding the study, feel free to contact:

Roisin O Malley

NUI, Galway

Email: R.OMALLEY15@nuigalway.ie


Dr. Gerard Molloy

NUI, Galway

Email: GERRY.MOLLOY@nuigalway.ie


Jane Murphy

NUI, Galway

Email: J.MURPHY51@nuigalway.ie


If you have any concerns about this study and wish to contact someone in confidence, you may contact: The Head of School (Dr. John Bogue), School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway at john.bogue@nuigalway.ie or 091493266.

There are 14 questions in this survey.