The relationship between alcohol hangover and drinking motives
You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide, 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 others if you wish. Please email the researchers if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.
What is the purpose of this study?
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between alcohol hangover and motives for drinking and also investigate future hangover cure use, if such a cure would be available.
Do I have to take part?
It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you. If you decide to take part will be free to withdraw from the study up within 4 weeks of completion of the study.
What will happen to me if I take part? If you are willing to take part, you will be asked to creating a memorable identifier (word/code etc) on the next page. You will be asked to provide some basic demographic information then be asked asked to complete some questions concerning you alcohol consumption, effects of hangover and other questions related to drinking alcohol. You will then be asked to answer a few questions on whether you would use a hangover cure if available.
The study will take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete and if at any point you do begin to feel uncomfortable you can withdraw yourself from the research by exiting the questionnaire and the data will be destroyed.
What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?
There will be no intended disadvantages or risks when taking part in the research.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
There will be no intended benefits of taking part in the research, however you may learn more about alcohol consumption.
Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?
All information collected from you will be stored, analysed and reported in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).
What will happen to the results of the research study?
The results will be used in order to conduct the research then the results will be destroyed.
Who has reviewed the study?
University of the West of Scotland's MCS Ethics Committee
Contact for further information
If you require any further information please contact:
Researcher: Natalie Hughes, University of the West of Scotland E-mail address: B00239224@studentmail.uws.ac.uk
Research Supervisor: Gillian Bruce E-mail address: Gillian.Bruce@uws.ac.uk