Invitation to participate in Quality of Life – Deaf/HOH Youth research
study. Earn $25!!
Dear Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Children/Youths (ages 5 to 18),
My research team at the University of Washington is studying the
quality of life of children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing
D/HH). The goal of our study is to create a new questionnaire that
measures quality of life specifically for children and youth who are
D/HH. Currently, there is no existing questionnaire that looks at
quality of life for children and youth who are D/HH. We hope that this
new measure will help researchers in a variety of fields (health,
audiology, education, social work, and public policy) and ultimately
help children and youth who are D/HH. In order to create this new
questionnaire with standardization and normative data on deaf and hard
of hearing children and youth, we need your help!
We need more participants!!
Each eligible youth participant (ages 11 to 18) will be paid $25 for
completing the youth questionnaire. Parent participants will be paid
$25 for completing the parent questionnaire for each eligible child
(ages 5 to 10).
To get started, please go to https://depts.washington.edu/projhql/
and look in the left yellow column for the custom ID (platypus2009).
Then click on the link(s) below that to complete the screening form.
You must fill out separate form for each child. This takes less than 5
minutes to complete.
If your child is eligible, a research staff will mail you a packet of
forms to sign and return. After we get the forms, a research staff
will give you a password to begin filling out the survey form online.
For parents of children ages 5 to 10, the survey will take less than
30 minutes. For youths ages 11 to 18, it will take about 30 to 45
minutes. If you or the youth prefer ASL administration, we can mail
you a DVD. The English print is available online and in paper form if
you prefer this.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by
email ([email protected]) or VP (866-758-9568).
Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D.