Rumination and Worry (Study 2)

Managing Rumination and Worry Study

What is the Managing Rumination and Worry Study?
This study involves trialling a new free, brief and confidential 6-week online program for adults who are troubled by negative thinking (rumination and worry).

How does it all work?
You will be asked to complete some brief online questionnaires, and a phone call to to check your eligibility to take part and whether the program is suitable for you.

If you are eligible, and you agree to participate, you will be randomly allocated to a group who receives the program with weekly phone support provided by a clinician, the program in self-help format, or a control group who will wait 18 weeks to access the program. You will be asked to complete three sets of questionnaires (15 mins each). The study can be done completely online, in your own home.

To proceed with your application, you need to provide your full name and email address so that we are able to contact you. As your safety and well-being is very important to us, we will also require that you provide the contact details of your GP. Please note that we will only contact your GP if we are concerned about your safety and will always attempt to contact you first.

What can I expect if I decide to apply?
You must first read the participant information sheet (think terms and conditions) and then indicate your informed consent to participate in the trial.

You will be asked to provide your name, age, gender, phone number, and email address. You will also be asked to complete screening questionnaires to establish that you have elevated levels of rumination and/or worry. However, we cannot include individuals with a bipolar disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia, as we do not have evidence that our program benefits these conditions. Additionally, as we must adhere to the strict patient safety regulations required by our Research Ethics committee, we cannot include individuals who are currently suicidal.

If you are found to be eligible for the study, you will then complete a telephone call with one of our research staff. If you are eligible, you will be accepted into the trial and randomised to one of the three groups. Participants in the two treatment groups will be able to begin the program immediately.

Is it free?

What if I can’t finish the course?
Participation in the program is completely voluntary and you can drop out at any time.

Want to apply?
Please click “Apply Now” below!

It is best to complete your application using a desktop PC or a laptop and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as the web browser. At this time, we discourage the use of mobile phones to complete your application.

Feel free to contact our team via email on [email protected] (during business hours AEDT) if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please read the Participant Information Sheet and then click "Apply Now" below to register and get started on some questionnaires to work out if this is the right study for you.

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