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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health