The opioid epidemic among Pennsylvania immigrants: Implications for treatment practices
We plan to interview PA immigrants who have first-hand experience with opioid abuse or who have friends/family/neighbors with opioid abuse experiences. The goal is to highlight areas for improvement, regarding access to treatment and quality of treatment for immigrants. We hypothesize that immigrant status uniquely impacts this group and their rehabilitation journeys, but this has not yet been studied.
There will be one semi-structured, qualitative interview over Zoom, for about 45 minutes. Interviews may be in-person if there is no Zoom access.
$75.00 gift card
18 years of age and older
Experience with opioid abuse
Friend or family member with opioid abuse experience
Below 18 years of age
No opioid abuse experience
diagnosis of an intellectual/developmental disability
Gaming Communities as Virtual Third Places: A Quantitative Assessment
This study will collect information about the use of gaming communities for social interaction.
Participants will be asked to complete a short survey.
Sleep and eating behaviors in rural preadolescent children (Tween SPACE [Sleep Patterns, Appetite Control, and Environment])
The goal of this study is to learn about how children's sleep is related to their eating behaviors the next day. We are also interested in learning about factors that relate to eating behaviors and sleep health that are specific to preadolescent children living in rural communities. Participants will complete two virtual study visits via Zoom, answer surveys, and wear sleep and physical activity monitors for 2 weeks in their own homes.
- Study materials will be mailed to participants - Parent and child will attend a Zoom visit with a researcher to go over study procedures and measure child's height and weight - Child will wear a sleep monitor on their wrist and physical activity monitor around their waist continuously for 14 days - Child will attend a second Zoom visit to complete questionnaires - Parent will complete an online survey - Participants will return study materials via provided, prepaid shipping packaging
Living in a rural zip code in United States (as defined by Health Resources & Services Administration)
Child BMI-for-age >=85th percentile OR BMI-for-age >=15th percentile plus one biological parent with overweight
Able to read and answer questions in English
Unable to connect to Zoom session via internet or cell-phone data
Unable to receive and sign for package with study supplies
Self and community spiritual resilience in LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming individuals
The goal of this research is an assessment of spirituality as a coping mechanism related to self and community stigmatization faced by gender nonconforming individuals and those in the LGBTQ+ community. Examination of discriminatory events, spiritual coping, and sense of community belonging will also be conducted.
Participants will complete a series of online questionnaires
Not straight but don't identify as LGBTQ+