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  • ResearchMaster

    Human Ethics Application

    Application ID : 0000015061 Application Title : Marital Status and cognitive decline in an ageing population: Does Bereavement of a partner make a difference? (Social Support

    and lifestyle as mediators of healthy ageing. ) Date of Submission : 02/02/2015 Primary Investigator : Other Investigators :

    25/06/2015 Page 1 / 17 Sticky Note This is your application number, please record it safely since it will be the reference used to track your project through the application system and for the life of the project. Please note, it appears at the top of each page (alongside your project title) in the online system.

  • Ethics category*


    Application (Project) Title*

    Marital Status and cognitive decline in an ageing population: Does Bereavement of a partner make a difference? (Social Support and lifestyle as mediators of healthy ageing. )

    What is Faculty, Centre, Unit or Office of the Primary, or Chief Investigator for this project?*

    School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Please indicate the Faculty or Institute which is supporting this research.*


    Health Sciences and Medicine


    Society and Design

    Not Applicable

    Choose the best option to describe the purpose of this ethics clearance

    1 Research

    Do any of the following apply to this research?

    This is a Higher Degree Research Project

    This is Other student research (i.e. research by non­HDR student/s)

    This is Faculty research conducted by member/s of academic staff

    This is non­Faculty research conducted by members of staff

    This is a research project conducted by an external organisation or individual

    What mode of data collection will be used?*


    Anticipated start date for data collection (DD/MM/YY)*


    Anticipated finish date for your project (DD/MM/YY)*


    Is it intended that the results of the study be published?*

    Yes No

    Where are the results are likely to be published?

    Conference presentation.

    25/06/2015 Page 4 / 17  


    Administrative Section

    Title and summary of Project Sticky Note This will automatically populate according to the identity of the person who generates the application. It can be changed by typing some search text into the box. Sticky Note This, together with the answer above, directs the form to the correct faculty (or none) on submission.

    lmarlow Sticky Note Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are those undertaking PhDs, or Masters by research Sticky Note This indicates to the reviewers that the project under review is likely to be a relatively short project, with a less complex research design, undertaken by novice researchers in fulfillment of the research component of their coursework requirements (typically, these will be 3rd and 4th year undergraduates, Masters by coursework, or Professional Masters students). Occasionally such students may be undertaking a specific aspect of a much larger research program run by their supervisors. Sticky Note Choose a date that allows you time to respond to Committee feedback after the meeting. Feedback and revision may take 2-3 weeks. Sticky Note Provide the end date for your project as a whole. Ethical oversight of the project extends beyond data collection into analysis and write up. Be generous in your estimation of the time your project will take!

  • Co­Researchers

    Bond Staff and many Bond students will be searchable in the lookup table below. Some researchers from other institutions will also appear, please search for external researchers and if they do not appear, you have the option of adding them to the system using the 'add new researcher' icon at the top right of the return screen. Please ensure that any new researcher you create in the system has an email address so that we can contact them.

    If you select a person already in the database and they have no email address, please notify the Research Ethics Manager advising the application ID, the person`s name and their email address.

    If your Co­Researcher is a student at Bond University and their name does not appear in the lookup below, please contact the Research Ethics Manager by email or call on 07 5595 4194 and we will add their details to the research management system immediately. This is a very quick process and will not hold up your application.

    List all researchers involved in this project.

    1 Given Name

    Middle Name


    Preferred Full Name

    Primary contact? Yes

    Position Chief Investigator

    Person Category Internal

    Email Address

    Supervisor System Code

    Business Unit (School or Department) SFSDHUMSS

    Organisation Name

    2 Given Name

    Middle Name


    Preferred Full Name

    Primary contact? No

    Position Chief Investigator

    Person Category Both

    Email Address

    Supervisor System Code

    Business Unit (School or Department) SFSDHUMSS

    All researchers will be required to sign off on this form in the 'Documents and Declarations' section.

    Having trouble with any of this? Call the Research Ethics Manager on (07) 5595 4194 or email.

    Project Funding & Sponsorship

    Is this a funded research project?*

    Yes No

    Specify the other source.*

    Not funded. Masters research project

    Does the project have any sponsors or partners apart from funding bodies?*

    Yes No

    25/06/2015 Page 5 / 17 Sticky Note Generally, there should be only one CI. If the project is student research, the student's supervisor MUST be the CI. The Primary Contact may be anyone on the research team (it may not be an external user) Sticky Note Additional questions will be generated if you answer Yes. Reviewers need to understand the relationship between researchers and funders, and there are also some governance questions. You may answer 'No' if the funding is Faculty funding for HDR research projects.

  • Reviews undertaken by external Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs)

    Can your project be reviewed by Bond University's HREC on its own, or will other HRECs need to be involved? *

    Yes ­ BUHREC is the only Committee with jurisdiction

    No ­ other HREC(s) will have to authorise the project before it can proceed

    I don't know ­ step­by­step help follows

    Do you intend to submit a National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) (or any other non-BUHREC ethis application form) for review by BUHREC?*



    Research Design

    Tell us about your research

    This research involves:*

    Qualitative measures

    Quantitative methods, population level data or databanks

    Theoretical Rationale  Write a concise, jargon­free explanation about this research. Link your project to a problem or theory identified in the relevant literature. If appropriate, state your hypotheses. (Form limits length to 4000 characters, approx 650 words).*

    The experience of decline in an individual’s level of cognitive functioning is common during the later years of life, having a profound impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Research has identified a number of risk factors associated with cognitive decline such as depression, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, physical fitness, and education (Deary et al., 2009; Oknonkwo et al., 2010; Rosenblatt, Mehta, Romanoski, Eaton, & Lyketsos, 2003). The death of a spouse and bereavement are also risk factors, as older adults experiencing bereavement and widowhood were found to perform more poorly on measures of cognitive functioning than non­bereaved and married individuals (Aartsen, Van Tilburg, Smits, Comijs, & Knipscheer, 2005; Ward, Mathias, & Hitchings, 2007). Nihtila and Martikainen (2008) found in their study that the risk of institutionalisation was greater among older adults who lost their spouse compared to those still living with their spouses, particularly during the first month of death. As spousal death has been found to have a significant effect on cognitive decline, the present study will expand on research by investigating the impact of individuals martial statuses on cognitive impairment and also identify areas of resilience preventing a decline of cognitive functioning in the aged population.

    Please tell us your key references. (Form limits length to 2000 characters, app