|Study Title:||Disclosure and experience survey|
|Rationale:||People with invisible disabilities have a choice regarding whether to disclose and how to disclose. I am interested in examining which disclosure strategies are most effective at helping mitigate negative outcomes following disclosure.|
I am studying how people with invisible disabilities disclose their illness or condition in the workplace. Specifically, I am interested in which disclosure tactics they use and how they can reduce the stigma and bias experienced post disclosure. For those who are interested, the study will take approximately five minutes to complete. The results gathered will be used for my dissertation research and for peer reviewed publication. The purpose of this research is to help people with invisible disabilities navigate the workforce by reducing bias towards them and maximizing positive outcomes for them. I am happy to provide a report of my research findings once the study has concluded, and also provide copies of my dissertation once finished, if this is of interest.
An example of the recruitment message with a link to the study is pasted below:
"Dear Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Community!
We are a team of researchers from the University of Toronto conducting research to help people with invisible disabilities, including MS. In this survey, we are studying how people with invisible disabilities disclose.
If you are interested in taking part in our survey, we would greatly appreciate your participation! The only requirement to take part is that you have an invisible disability. The link is available below:
The survey will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please feel to reach out to the primary researcher, Chloe Kovacheff (email@example.com), with any questions. Thank you in advance!"
|Recruitment Dates:||2023-06-19 to 2023-09-01|
|Who can participate:||Anyone who has an invisible disability and/or multiple sclerosis. Participants may be employed or unemployed.|
|Trial Investigator:||Chloe Kovacheff
|Trial Institution:||University of Toronto|
|Trial Funding:||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|