Mental health predictors of veterans willingness to consider research participation

Jennifer S. Funderburk, Suzanne Spinola, Stephen A. Maisto

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This study aimed to determine whether mental health factors predict Veterans’ willingness to hear about research participation opportunities. A sample of 954 Veterans completed measures to assess psychological functioning and were asked about interest in clinical research opportunities and willingness to share de-identified personal data with researchers. Of these Veterans, 75.8% were willing to listen to research opportunities at their local VA, and 100% agreed to share de-identified information. Poorer mental health correlated with a greater willingness to listen to research opportunities implying that Veterans who are experiencing a greater degree of mental health impairment may be overrepresented in clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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