I am inviting you to participate in a research project (Adults Knowledge and Beliefs about Obstructive Sleep Apnea) I am a full-time doctoral student at the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University. I am conducting this research as partial fulfillment of my Ph.D. degree in Health Sciences.
This research study explores adult’s knowledge and beliefs of obstructive sleep apnea in adults population that have never being diagnosed with OSA. Through the participants, I hope to obtain information that will ascertain public’s baseline familiarity with OSA none the less in subjects that are at high risk of having OSA, and subsequently, develop educational strategies to address the knowledge gap and ultimately reduce the number of undiagnosed OSA individuals.
Your participation in this study will take around 14- 16 minutes and it is voluntary and anonymous, and there is no penalty if you do not participate or if you decided to stop at any time during your participation.
By completing the questionnaires, you are giving your consent to participate in this research study. Your answers are anonymous, and any reports generated will be reported in the aggregate. Your participation is voluntary, and there is no penalty if you do not participate. Please be aware while the confidentiality of your responses will be protected once the data are downloaded from the internet, there is always a possibility of hacking or other security breaches that could threaten the confidentiality of your responses. Please know that you are free to decide not to answer any question.
All data will be stored on a USB memory stick and will be kept in a locked physical location, accessed only by the principal investigator. No data will be available electronically.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in my continued research effort
As principal investigator, I should be contacted to answer any question about this study via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or via phone (573)639-1895
Pertinent questions or concerns about the research, research participants' rights, and/or research-related injuries to participants should be directed to Seton Hall IRB at email email@example.com
or phone at (973) 313-6314.