To see if you are eligible to participate in the Living Memory Home Study, please click the following link to complete the prescreening survey:
If you are potentially eligible, we will contact you within 2 business days.
Please note at this time we are only recruiting individuals who live in New York State
The Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, based at Weill Cornell Medicine, is currently recruiting participants for a study titled “Building and Benefiting from a Living Memory Home”. The aim of the study is to examine and enhance the user experience for those who visit the Living Memory Home – a web-based application to honor and memorialize the deceased person and explore the relationship between the use of Living Memory Home and grief Iintensity.
If you are 18 or older, a New York State resident, have lost a significant other due to death, know how to operate a computer, and have access to the Internet on a regular basis, you might be eligible to participate in this study. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to fill out several questionnaires that take less than 30 minutes to answer and use the Living Memory Home application on your computer for one month. After interacting with the Living Memory Home, you will be asked to complete a similar set of questions. We will then examine how your experience interacting with the Living Memory Home relates to your grief.
The information you provide will be coded anonymously. In addition, the confidentiality of the data will be protected by the Principal Investigator and research team. The Memory Home application can provide an opportunity for those who are willing to create his or her own account on the internet to honor, memorialize, and reminisce about the deceased. In other words, those using the Living Memory Home will be able to upload and “decorate” their Living Memory Home with photographs, notes and shared memories of the deceased, and related memorabilia. Your participation will contribute to improvements in the Memory Home application and make it more useful and beneficial to bereaved people. Your participation is very much appreciated.