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Event-related Shame and Guilt Scale

Various treatment methods are currently available for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other traumatic or stress-related disorders. However, it has not yet been conclusively clarified whether therapeutic methods differ in their effectiveness with regard to the emotions guilt and shame. We would therefore like to investigate this in several studies in which the event-related shame and guilt scale (ESGS) is to be used. In the long term, we hope to contribute to an improvement in the care of people who suffer from the consequences of traumatic or other stressful events and in particular feelings of shame and guilt.

Advantages and Risks
A disadvantage of participating could be that you face uncomfortable feelings as you will be asked to remember a traumatic or other stressful event. The advantages are primarily of an ideal nature: hopefully they will help to further improve the care of people who suffer from the consequences of traumatic events.

Voluntariness and Anonymity
Participation in the study is voluntary. You can stop participating in this study at any time and without giving any reason, without incurring any disadvantages.
The data and personal communications described above as part of this study will be treated confidentially. For example, those project employees who have personal data through direct contact with you are subject to confidentiality. Furthermore, any publication of the results of the study will be made anonymous, i.e. without your data being attributable to you.

Your personal data described above is collected completely anonymously, which means your name will nowhere be asked. Your answers and results are saved under a personal code word that you will create yourself based on a rule and that no one else knows about but you. This means that no one is able to link your data to your name.

Retention period for anonymized data
The retention period for the completely anonymized data is at least 10 years after data analysis or at least 10 years after the publication of a publication on this study. However, you can request that the data you collect be deleted whenever you want via mailing us. You don’t have to tell us your name, just your code word. Keep your code word carefully so that you can have your data deleted later if necessary.

Thank you very much for your support and participation!

B.Sc. M. Bull – 2020 - Military University Munich