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Physician Assistant Students Seeking Research Help
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PAs Seeking Research HelpTimothy 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 University.

For more information please contact:
Denise Rizzolo
(973) 313-6395


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