Attention Military Veterans:
A research study examining military
experiences (including deployment experiences) of those who have served
(or are currently serving) is being conducted by Dr. Steven L.
Lancaster, a professor at Drake University. This online survey assesses
experiences with stressful life events (including military events, such
as combat exposure), current mental health experiences, coping skills,
and thoughts related to these events and how your time in the military
has affected you. If you are a military veteran who is 18 years or
older, you are eligible to participate.
The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 45 minutes
to complete. As an incentive to participate, all participants will be
given the chance to enter a raffle drawing for a $50 online gift
certificate to Amazon.com awarded to 6 randomly selected participants.
The drawing database is maintained separately from, and is not in any
way connected to, survey information submitted; therefore your
participation will remain anonymous. If you would like to participate in
this research study, please click the link below.
This will take you to a consent form and questionnaire. You will have
a chance to enter the raffle after completing the questionnaire.
This research has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional
Review Board for protection of human subjects at Drake University.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to eligible
friends/colleagues/military members you know who may wish to
participate. Thank you in advance for your help with this project. We
are going to publish the results in scientific journal with the goal of
better understanding the post-deployment experience of military service
If you desire to participate please copy and paste this URL into your browser (no http:// is necessary):
Steven L. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Here’s the DesMoines Register article discussing his background and the project he’s taking on and why: “YP Spotlight: Iraq War vet turned Drake professor explores inconsistency of PTSD”.