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3rd year students in the Physician Assistant Program Research Effects of Caffeine
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Annie Kodankandath, Shontae Smith, Amy Tank, Nina Chacko, Lori Jackson-Bogle, 3rd year students in the Physician Assistant Program, along with Mona Sedrak, faculty advisor, are conducting research to investigate the difference in the knowledge of caffeine and its side effects among undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare majors and non-health care majors. 

This project is being completed as part of an ongoing research requirement needed for completion of a Master of Science degree through Seton Hall University’s Physician Assistant Program, which the researchers are enrolled in.

If you are currently enrolled at Seton Hall University as an undergraduate or graduate student and are at least 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate. Participation and completion of the survey is completely voluntary and participation is done anonymously - no identifying data (i.e., names, addresses) will be collected. If, at any time, you wish to terminate the survey, just close out your browser. By completing the survey, the user provides informed consent. The data will be stored by the principal investigator in a secure, locked site.

You can access the electronic survey, “Knowledge of the Side Effects of Caffeine Among College Students” through the link below. You can discontinue completing the survey at anytime without penalty. The survey consists of fill-in and Likert scale questions and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. There is no risk associated by completing the survey. You will have from September 5 until October 7, 2012 to complete the survey. If you have already completed this survey, please do not complete it again.

If you would like to participate in this study, please click the following link:

The Seton Hall University Institutional Review Board has approved this research study. Any questions concerning the study may be addressed by contacting Annie Kodankandath, primary investigator at or Mona Sedrak, PhD, PA-C, faculty advisor, at

For more information please contact:
Mona Sedrak
(973) 275-2214


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