Online Survey For Children/adolescents With Siblings

My name is Jared Shiff, M.S. and I am a doctoral candidate in psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. For my dissertation research, I am conducting a study entitled, “An Examination of Quality of Life and Perceived Social Support Among Children and Adolescents who have a Sibling with a Cancer Diagnosis.” The purpose of this research study is to measure aspects of quality of life and social support in children/adolescents. The study aims to provide useful information to help support siblings of individuals with cancer. There will be a second comparison group of participants in this study who do not have a sibling with cancer.

 Participants must be between the ages of 8-18 and in grade levels 3rd-12th.

  • One group of participants will include healthy children and adolescents who have a sibling (can be either a child/adolescent or adult sibling) with cancer or who is a cancer survivor. *Note: children and adolescents must already have knowledge of their sibling’s cancer diagnosis as this study will inform them.
  •  A second group of participants will include healthy children and adolescents who have healthy siblings without a chronic medical condition (e.g. cancer, diabetes, etc.). 

Multiple siblings from the same household are welcome to participate. Siblings can include biological or adopted siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, and/or foster-siblings.

If the above enrollment criteria are met, please consider participating. Participation in this research includes completing several anonymous questionnaires online via Survey Monkey. The surveys take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. The surveys will also be made available in paper format should you prefer. Participation is voluntary. Upon completion of the surveys, each child/adolescent participant will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. There will be a cap of 30 participants in each of the two groups.


Please click on the links below to find additional information, informed consent, and surveys. Please first complete the consent form before completing the survey. Surveys are designated based on the age of the participant. 

Participants ages 8-12:

Participants ages 13-17:

Participants age 18:

If you have any questions about this study, you can contact the principal investigators Jared Shiff , M.S. at 516-425-3807 and Esther Stavrou, Ph.D. at 646-592-4537 esther.stavrou@ You may also contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at 718-430-2237.


Jared Shiff, M.S.

Compensation: $10 Amazon Gift Card

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Jared Shiff at Yeshiva University/ferkauf Graduate School Of Psychology

Recruitment Began

2019-10-22 10:50:01


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$10 Amazon Gift Card


  • Age: 10 to 65
  • Gender: Male, Female
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English