July 10, 2012

Families with adolescent siblings needed for research study

Families with two children, both between the ages of 12 and 18, are needed for a research study on how having a brother or sister impacts adolescents.

Parents and siblings interested in participating are invited to fill out an online survey. Families with and without children with disabilities are welcome to participate.

One adolescent and one parent will be asked to:
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• Respond to questions about himself or herself and his/her family.

Those chosen to participate will be entered in a drawing for one of 40 $50 Target gift cards. There will be approximately a 1 in 10 chance of winning a gift card.

The study requires completion of one survey, which should take 20 minutes for parents and 15 minutes for adolescents.

The survey link is https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=RbeQdw.

For more information, contact Carolyn Shivers at (330) 704-6291 or

Researchers on the study are principal investigator Carolyn Shivers, MS, and Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.