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Help us improve GoodSAM

About the study

Thank you for helping us improve bystander CPR rates by registering to be a GoodSAM responder. As you may know, the sooner a person receives CPR and the application of a defibrillator, the better their chances of survival, which is why your support is so important.

This study is a research project being undertaken by a Masters student at the University of Melbourne which aims to understand what motivated you to register for GoodSAM and how you find the app. We hope the findings will help us better support you as a valued part of our community response.

Participation is voluntary. We have provided some information about the study below, as well as an expression of interest form. If you would like to take part, please fill in your details and the student researcher (Phoebe Saunders) will be in touch with further detail.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is conducting this study?

This study is being conducted by a student researcher from the University of Melbourne (Phoebe Saunders) for her Masters of Public Health project, under the supervision of the University of Melbourne (A/Prof Louise Keogh) and Ambulance Victoria (Prof Karen Smith, Michael Ray).

Who can take part in this study?

We are looking for people who are 18 years of age and older who are currently registered for GoodSAM as a responder.

What does the study involve?

Eligible participants will be asked to answer some questions about why they registered for the GoodSAM application. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, and will be conducted in person at a mutually agreeable location, or over the telephone if in person is not possible. Your response will be de-identified (no identifying information is kept) and be reviewed alongside other people’s answers. For more details, please read the study information here

Where will the study be conducted?

Your interview will be conducted in person at a public location that is suitable for you and Phoebe.

When will the study begin?

The study launched this month (ethics number: 1851878.1), and interviews will be held in August 2018. If you are eligible to register, please fill in our Expression of Interest form below.

Why should I participate?

The results of this study will be used to help Ambulance Victoria better manage and support people like you who have registered their interest to be a GoodSAM responder.