Participate in a well-being study

The director of RDH eVillage asks for your help in participating in a study that will measure the well-being of dental professionals over the period of a year.

I am collaborating in an online study investigating peoples' well-being called The Wellbeing Study. Intake periods March 1-7, 2009.

Basically it investigates peoples' well-being over a year. I am aiming to investigate the well-being of oral health professionals, and how their well-being in particular changes over a year as not much is known about this.
It would be great if I could get as many people as possible to participant in this!

It's completely anonymous, easy to do; participants don't have to give any of their details, and takes about 25 to 30 minutes. Participation also requires them to fill out a set of questions every three months for a year; five times in total.

To participate or find out more, type (or cut and paste) the following into a web browser: www.wellbeingstudy.com

The "study code" for this specific population to input into this survey is "oralhealth" which you input when you begin. When you get to the demographic question about occupation, please be "SPECIFIC" — for example, registered/licensed dental hygienist, dentist: oral surgeon, certified dental assistant, dental office administrator etc.

Additionally, include the number of years you have been an oral health professional after you have put in your study code (e.g., "oralhealth, 5 years") or (e.g. "oralhealth, dental student"; "oralhealth, dental hygiene student").

If you participate under the study code, "oralhealth", you will receive an e-mail summary report of your scores, and also go into the drawing to win $100 Amazon.com vouchers. You will also be given the opportunity to opt-in to one of three free wellbeing orientated courses after you have completed the first three assessments.

And . . . it also makes all the difference if you could send a message about this study to "non-oral health professionals", your partner, friends/family/colleagues and e-mail lists. The study code would be the same, "oralhealth" yet when they get to the occupation question; they can input their profession(s).

Many thanks for your help!
Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, BS

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