Study: Posttraumatic Growth in Emerging Adults Diagnosed with Infective and Autoimmune-Mediated Encephalitis

The Foundation is pleased to introduce Ms. Cori Preble Zdebel and invites you to consider participating in her research study.

Ms. Preble Zdebel is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, as well as a parent of a child diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Her study-interest was inspired by her experience as a caregiver to a child with a chronic illness.  Part of her research and dissertation involves the study of posttraumatic growth in emerging adults diagnosed with infective and autoimmune-mediated encephalitis.

It is believed that an emerging adult who has experienced and endured the effects of a serious immune-mediated encephalopathy could provide important understanding and insights, particularly in how they understand their illness-experience, how they make sense of it, and how they cope or perhaps grow from their acquired disease.

To Participate in the Study:

  • The total amount of time required to participate will take approximately one hour.
  • Participants should be between the age of 18-26, speak English, and have been diagnosed with infective or autoimmune-mediated encephalitis for at least six-months.

The study includes two parts:

  1. a short survey
  2. an interview over Skype or phone

If you meet the above criteria and agree to participate, please select “Yes I Consent” below, and you will be directed to the informed consent form that will provide some important information before directing you to the survey.

Thank you very much for your time and interest in participating in this study.

Yes I Consent!