Timothy Dowse, Joseph Murphy and Matt Danella are
physician assistant students in their third year of study in the School
of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University, completing a
master’s research project. Together with their advisor, Dr. Denise
Rizzolo, these researchers are seeking to gain insight into the
willingness of patients to be seen by, and undergo procedures performed
by, Physician Assistants. The researchers hope to use this information
to accurately determine patient comfort and willingness to see a
Physician Assistant as this information could strongly indicate the
future direction of the PA profession.
All students and faculty, 18 years of age or older, who are not
members of the Physician Assistant Program, are eligible to participate
in this study. Your involvement in the study is completely voluntary and
anonymous. Participation in this research activity will entail
completing a survey regarding the comfort and willingness in allowing a
Physician Assistant to perform procedures and provide overall
healthcare. Withdrawal from this study can be done at any time without
penalty. There are no foreseeable risks associated with completing this
survey. The survey is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to
complete. There are no direct benefits from participating in this
study. The data will be stored by the principal investigator in a
secure, locked site.
If you would like to participate in this study please click here.
Please note: This survey will be available from September 10, 2012
until September 24, 2012. We ask that you complete this survey only
once. Thus, if you have already completed this survey, please do not
participate a second time.
All questions or concerns about the survey may be referred to the research team: Joseph Murphy, Principal Investigator and Denise Rizzolo, Research Faculty Advisor.
This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Seton Hall
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