Re: My new COPD blog..
Posted by Hossam on 12/2/2014, 12:04 am, in reply to "My new COPD blog.."
I am posting this on behalf of Dr. Hansen.
Please note, we neglected to put the website in the original email. This email contains the website for the study where you will find important information.
My name is Dr. Dana Hansen and I am faculty at Kent State University, College of Nursing. You may view my faculty website page at http://www.kent.edu/nursing/facstaff/bio/~dhansen1/ .
We are contacting you because you are listed as the contact person of the blog. My research team and I are interested in learning about the family caregiver’s experience with reading their loved one’s illness blog.
Therefore, we are conducting a research study and are inviting you to participate. Below are details of the study. You can also find out more by going to our study website: https://nursing.kent.edu/caretaker If you are not the family caregiver of the person with a serious illness, please forward this information to someone who is.
Family caregivers are eligible to participate in the study if:
• Both you and your loved one are 18 years or older
• The blogger/ill person must have a diagnosis of cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
• The blogs must be written in English with a minimum of 1 posting per month
• The family caregiver must participate in the blog by responding to the blog or reading the blog
Procedure and Time Commitment:
The family caregiver should go to our website where they can click on an icon labeled “participate in study”. The family caregiver will be asked to read and agree to a consent form. If they choose not to participate after reading the consent form, they click on the icon labeled “I disagree”.
If the family caregiver agrees to participate, they will complete a form asking their name and how to contact them. Then a member of our research team will contact them to schedule a time to conduct a 1-2 hour interview where we will ask questions about their experience as a caregiver interacting with their loved one on an illness blog. A nominal onetime payment of $50.00 will be sent to the participant once the interview is complete.
Participation is voluntary, refusal to take part in the study involves no penalty or loss of benefits to which participants are otherwise entitled, and participants may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which they are otherwise entitled.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Dr. Dana Hansen
Dana Hansen RN, PhD
Kent State University, College of Nursing
113 Henderson Hall, P. O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242