Stress Study

Study Description

The purpose of the research study you called about is to identify key personality and emotional state traits that are best suited for the responsibilities and duties carried out by military combat medics. An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. The entire study is split between two visits to the Banner University Medical Center - Tucson, which will occur one week apart.

The first visit to the Banner University Medical Center will last about four hours from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will involve personality assessments and a picture task where we will measure your physiological response to different images through heart rate and blood pressure recordings. At the end of the first visit, we will provide you with an Actiwatch, which is a wrist activity monitor that measures your waking, sleep, and movement patterns. We require that you to wear this activity monitor at all times during the week prior to your second visit. You will be asked to return a week after the first visit for your second visit, which will last about six hours from 12:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This will be an extension of the first visit, and you will be asked to complete a series of cognitive performance assessments, while your emotional state is continuously monitored and recorded. You will also have to take part in a test designed to induce a certain level of stress. The visit will conclude with a debriefing and then we will confirm your final payment with you and answer any questions you may have.

The total compensation for full completion of this study is up to $100, which will be provided as a check in the mail after you successfully complete the study and return all of the test equipment.

Study Interest Form

For more information on this study, or to determine your eligibility, click the following link:   

Stress Study Interest Form