EVHI Study


Welcome to our study!

The researchers involved in this study are very grateful for your interest. We look forward to collecting information which would potentially assist in developing interventions for individuals experiencing anxiety. If you are interested in being a part of this very important study, please continue reading!

Description of EVHI Study

The EVHI is a study designed to investigate the effects of healing intention delivered through sound for individuals who have been experiencing some form of anxiety for one year or more.

Participants will be able to access an MP3 audio file associated with one of three groups to which they will be randomly assigned. Participants will be able to listen to the MP3 ONE TIME ONLY.

Please read and follow the Instructions for Listening to the MP3 in order to get the most potential benefit.

Who can Participate

Participants will be between the ages of 21-71 who competently read and speak English. Each participant will be assigned a participant number which they will use to identify themselves in each phase of the study. The Primary Researcher (PR) will not have access to any identifying information until the study is complete.

Friends and family members of the research team, and friends, family members, and clients of the Primary Researcher are excluded from participation in this study. Names of the members of the research team can be found under the Contacts tab.

Potential Benefits

The expected benefits for participants in the treatment group include reduced levels of anxiety and increased levels of well-being.

Potential Risks/Disclaimer

This study explores the effects of sound and healing intention and is not a therapy. There is no known possibility of physical injury. The risks are minimal and could include the possibility of continued levels of anxiety at pre-study levels. Neither Holos University Graduate Seminary, the Primary Researcher or any member of the Research team makes claims that this study offers therapeutic benefits. Participants seeking therapeutic support are encouraged to find a trained professional.

How the Study Works

If you choose to participate and meet the criteria for inclusion in this study, you will:

Step 1:
Complete Informed Consent and Demographic Forms online. You will receive a personal research control number to identify you for the remainder of the study.

Step 2: Fill out pre-tests*:
a) State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for Adults, State section only
b) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS- VAS) – Anxiety
c) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS-VAS) – Well-Being

Step 3:
Read the instructions for and then listen to one approximately 8-minute MP3, which will be randomly assigned according to your participant number. You will be able to listen to the MP3 online ONE TIME ONLY.

Step 4:
Fill out post-tests* immediately following listening to MP3:
a) State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for Adults, State section only
b) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS- VAS) – Anxiety
c) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS-VAS) – Well-Being
d) Comments A - Please respond to three questions, using 250 words or less for each response.

Step 5:
Fill out post-tests* 7 days after listening to MP3. You will be sent an email 7 days following the initial test online with a link to complete the following:
a) State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for Adults, State section only
b) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS- VAS) – Anxiety
c) Arizona Integrative Outcomes Scale (AIOS-VAS) – Well-Being
d) Comments B - Please respond to one question, using 250 words or less for your response

*Pre-tests should take no longer than 10 minutes and the post-tests should take no longer than 15 minutes.

Appreciation for Completion

The more participants that complete all phases of the study, the more information we will be able to collect about the potential effectiveness of this particular type of intervention.

Of course, you are under no obligation to do so and may exit the study at any time. We greatly appreciate participants who complete any phases of the study, especially those who choose to make a commitment to complete all phases of the study.

Thank you so much for your help with this project!

Contacts

The Primary Researcher will gladly answer any questions that a participant may have regarding this study. For further questions, please contact Brenda Manderson by phone at (519) 313-0643 or by email at evhipr@gmail.com.

For concerns or questions about the rights of a research participant, please contact Dr. Michael Ulm, Holos University Graduate Seminary by phone at (980) 406-0150 or by email at MUlm@holosuniversity.org.

Other members of the Research Team include Paul Thomlinson, Mike Mallette, Robert Mattice, and Kaitlyn Proctor.

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