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Post-Post Performance Mood Responses in Musicians: How Emotional Highs and Lows are Managed Backstage

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Researchers at McMaster University are inviting performing musicians to take part in a research study about that asks “What are musicians post-performance mood responses and how do they manage those moods?” 

The purpose of this study is to explore post-performance mood with implications for substance use among musicians.

“There is a lot of anecdotal reports regarding low mood following a performance in addition to reports of levels of substance use that exceed those among the standard population.  There is little research into the actual incidence of post-performance mood issues among musicians.  This survey is designed to collect some preliminary data on the topic of post-performance mood and the relationship with substance use.” ~ Dr. Nathan J Cooper

To take part in this study, performing musicians must be over 18 years of age and will be asked to complete an anonymous one-time online survey estimated to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. There is no compensation as this study is independent and non-funded. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and findings could lead to greater understanding of the relationship between substance use and low mood response in performing musicians

WHEN: This survey will be available between November 1st, 2017 and December 13, 2017, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

HOW: Those interested to take part in the study clink the link HERE.