June 16, 2011

Study Recruiting Mothers Who Have Experienced Depression and Who Have a Child Between 9 and 15

Have you ever experienced depression? Do you have a child between 9 and 15 years old currently living with you?

The Stress and Coping Lab at Vanderbilt University is doing a study about how mothers and their children communicate about stress, coping and emotions, as well as how they solve problems together.

We are looking for mothers who are either currently experiencing depression or have experienced depression in the past and who have at least one child between the ages of 9 and 15 who would be willing to participate in a study. Interested mothers will be interviewed over the phone for approximately 30-45 minutes to determine whether they are eligible.

Eligible mothers will be invited to come to our lab on Peabody campus with one eligible child to complete questionnaires, in-person interviews and to participate in two videotaped interactions where they will talk together about a recent stressful experience that they have had, as well as solve a puzzle together. Mothers will also be asked to complete some additional surveys before coming to our lab.

For completing all questionnaires, interviews and interactions, families can earn up to $100; mothers will be paid $50, children will be paid $30 and each will have the opportunity to earn an additional $10 in gift cards.

For more information, call 322-4081, or email  stressandcopinglab@vanderbilt.edu.