Title: An Investigation into Predictors of Stigmatising Attitudes Towards Dementia

Researcher: Olaniyi Folami 2605929F@student.gla.ac.uk

Supervisor: Dr J. Stevenson Judith.Stevenson@glasgow.ac.uk

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide to take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with me if you wish. Your participation will be completely voluntary and will not be paid.

What is the purpose of the study?

The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes that people hold towards individuals with dementia and what individual differences might predict this.

Do I have to take part?

There is absolutely no obligation for you to participate. If you choose to take part, you will be asked to give your consent. You are free to withdraw from the study at any point up to clicking the final submit button. If you wish to withdraw from the study, you must discontinue before pressing this button. This is because all information will be anonymous and as there is no way to link your responses to you, there would be no way to remove your responses specifically.

What is involved if I agree to take part?

The study should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you would like to take part, I will ask you to provide consent. You are free to withdraw from this study at any time, even if you have provided consent. This research will use vignettes (a short description of a situation that simulates a real situation) that portray people living with dementia. After each vignette there will be questions to rate your responses to what you have read. Finally, there is a questionnaire to measure potential predictors of attitudes towards a variety of stimuli. The results will be written up and presented as a dissertation to fulfil the assessment criteria of the University of Glasgow.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

This study will not collect any personally-identifying information. The study will be conducted using GDPR compliant software and all information collected will be stored electronically on a secure server. As there will be no way of identifying you from the information you provide, it will not be possible to retract your data once you click the submit button. If you wish to withdraw from the study, you must discontinue before you complete the study.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The data obtained via this survey will be kept completely anonymous, gathered in accordance with GDPR compliant software and stored electronically on a secure server. Any data without personal identifying information may be made publicly available within an online database for re-analysis and the potential use by other researchers. The anonymous results from this survey will be contained within a Masters dissertation project and may be utilised within presentations, published within journals or articles, or presented on other popular media. All data collected within this study will be kept confidential on a secure and password-protected computer. Data will be kept for the length of the project (end of August 2021). This study is being conducted as part of a Masters dissertation project. This research has been granted ethical approval from the College of Science and Engineering at The University of Glasgow.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

If you have any questions about this study or would like a summary of the anonymised group results, please feel free to contact Dr Jude Stevenson (Judith.Stevenson@glasgow.ac.uk) who is leading this project or Olaniyi Folami (2605929F@student.gla.ac.uk), the project researcher.

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