Survey For Children 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.


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
  • Number Of Children: Two children, Three children, Four children, Five children, Six children, Seven children, More than 9 children