Hiding in Plain Sight:

An Interpretive Descriptive Study of the -Impact of Shame on

Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

*US, 21or older*

Stipend of $20.00 Amazon Gift Card upon completion.


ID# 1721805-2


Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Estimated Study Completion Date: May 15, 2021

HS Connect listed April 2021


Sponsor: Endicott College


Summary: One interview conducted via ZOOM online to be completed outside of work hours or at a convenient time. Estimated time commitment 45- 60 minutes. (A follow up interview may be requested). 


No cost involved to participate. Privacy protected. Stipend of $20.00 Amazon Gift Card upon completion.


  • Must be age 21 or older. 

  • Be currently under treatment for the medical diagnosis of HS.

  • Able to speak, read and understand English.

  • Must have access to computer technology that will support ZOOM.

  • Have experienced the feeling of shame in relationship to HS.

  • Express a desire to participate in the research process.


Location (s): US Only


Contact Information: 

If you are interested in participating in this research and to see if you qualify, please contact the principal investigator: Dorothy Sullivan, MSN-APRN-BC, NP-C at: dsull978@mail.endicott.edu



This scholarly research is being conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Endicott College.


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