Completed project: Life-Stress and Your Health

Primary UITS contact: Ganesh Shankar, Research Technologies

Completed: April 2, 2013

Description: This project will facilitate the collection of survey data from people experiencing stressful life events. These events have an impact on health, and effective coping strategies are important in determining the extent of the impact.

Outcome: This project is intended to run for a period of five years with repeated surveys every three months. Up to 1000 participants are expected to be recruited by the end of the five-year period. The identity of survey takers will be protected by means of encrypted data storage, in compliance with HIPAA requirements. The project was implemented using Oracle Application Express technology to ensure security, reliability, and faster development.

Milestones and status:

Requirements for Phase 1:

  • Analyze requirements and the workflow provided by the IU Northwest researchers
  • Implement online survey application to facilitate gathering of the survey results
  • Accommodate encryption of personal identifiable data and secure data capture and transfer
  • April 20, 2011: Life-stress and Your Health website went into production.

Requirements for Phase 2:

  • Migrate Life-stress application to Oracle 11g and Oracle ApEx 4.0:
  • November 2, 2011: Life-stress application was successfully migrated, and deployed for production.

Comment process: Contact Ganesh Shankar.

Benefits:

  • Agglomerating statistically rich input from multiple study participants
  • This project aims to facilitate access to technologies, databases, and other scientific resources that are more sensitive, more robust, and more easily adaptable to researchers' individual needs" (NIH Roadmap).

Primary client: The following IU Northwest (Gary, Indiana) researchers are supported by this project:

  • Linda Delunas, PhD, RN, School of Nursing
  • Charles Hobson, PhD, School of Business and Economics
  • Ranjan Kini, PhD, School of Business and Economics
  • Susan Rouse, PhD, RN, School of Nursing

Client impact: This survey tool will enable research in the area of stress and its impact on health. The longitudinal data group data will be especially useful in comparing coping strategies and any associated health impact.

Project team:

  • Andrew Arenson, Advanced Biomedical IT Core, initial project manager
  • Yelena Yezerets, Advanced IT Core, Biomedical Application, primary web/database developer for this project

Governance:

  • Linda Delunas, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, project leader
  • Ganesh Shankar, Advanced Biomedical IT Core, manager

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