CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Subject: Seeking Hearing Women Who Use Sign Language at Work for Research Study
Hello, from a NTID/RIT research team including Drs. Robert Pollard and Robyn Dean.
We are conducting a new study, examining correlations between sign language interpreting and chronic stress by measuring cortisol levels in saliva samples. We are recruiting female interpreters between ages 18-45 and women who use sign language at work but who are not interpreters. Subjects must use sign language at work at least 12 hours per week. Subjects will be provided with kits to collect saliva samples over a two-day period. Subjects also will be asked to complete questionnaires and a daily log concerning health topics, stress, and sleep patterns. Subjects will be compensated $75.00 for participating.
Please see/share the attached flyer for further information. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact us at CortisolStudy@RIT.edu. Thank you! (This study has been approved by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Institutional Review Board.)