Your household has been randomly selected to participate in this groundbreaking study conducted by Indiana University called the Person to Person Health Interview Study. This study is part of IU's Precision Health Grand Challenge.
We want to learn what you believe are the key health challenges facing communities like yours (e.g., cancer, diabetes, addiction, and mental health), what keeps people from getting the health care they need (e.g., cost, transportation, and finding the right doctor), and how the state and the medical system can work to make our communities stronger, healthier, and safer.
Maybe you have a family member or friend who has battled a serious disease or chronic condition? Perhaps you want to make sure that your children and grandchildren have the best available treatments to lead healthy, happy lives? Or maybe you want to be a champion for your community and its needs? Whatever the reason, it is important to be part of our study. Residents we have interviewed in your area have found the interview easy to complete, interesting, and enjoyable, and you will receive a cash-equivalent gift card at the time of the interview as a thank you for your time.
We may have already stopped by your home to invite you to participate. If not, we will be stopping by soon! We hope you will agree to talk with one of our professional field interviewers for just a few minutes when they stop by to see who among the adults in your household is eligible to participate. We can then schedule a separate time to conduct the actual interview.
If you have a preferred time or place for our interviewer to stop by or if you have any questions about participating, please call the study's toll-free line at 1-844-875-0057. If no one answers, please leave your name, complete address, and a phone number, and we will return your call promptly. The interview can be completed in the privacy of your own home or at another mutually agreeable location.
We hope you will consider participating and will let your voice be heard.
One of our field interviewers has come to your home to personally invite you to participate in our study. The door hanger contains information that you can use to contact the interviewer directly to schedule a time for them to return to your home, describe the study to you, and invite a member of your household to participate.
We hope you’ll reach out to your field interviewer and choose to let your voice be heard!
Our field interviewers will arrive in your neighborhood in vehicles marked with the Indiana University Trident. They will have their IU credentials clearly visible to you. They will be happy to answer any questions or put you in touch with their field manager for you to verify their identities.
If you take part in the study, you can choose to do one part, some parts, or all of the following:
- Give health information – The questions will be asked by a professionally-trained interviewer using a tablet computer in the privacy of your home or in an alternative setting that you can suggest. The questionnaire will take approximately 90 minutes and includes questions about your health, behaviors, relationships with people in your life, illnesses, and attitudes. In addition, you will give researchers the ability to see your medical record. You also have the option to respond to an extra 30-minute questionnaire that asks your opinions about drug abuse and addictions, and your social networks.
- Allow audio recording of your responses to a few questions asking about your health conditions and personal health challenges, accessing health care for you and your family, and what the state of Indiana could do to make a difference in healthcare.
- Give body measurements and a saliva sample – You will allow a trained interviewer to measure your height, weight, waist/hip/neck circumference, oxygen level, pulse, and blood pressure. Saliva will be collected in one plastic tube provided to you. Collection of measurements and saliva sample will take about 30 minutes.
- Two to four weeks after the study visit, you may be randomly selected and emailed a link to a 5-minute validation/verification web survey for quality control purposes.
Your total time commitment would be about 2.5 hours.