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Physician Assistant Students Conduct Study on Nutrition
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Catherine Jahn, Kristin T Lichnowski, Jennifer Thai and Jamie B von Reyn are Physician Assistant students in their third year of study in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University, completing their Master’s research project. The researchers are seeking to assess the impact of nutritional value and cost on the food choices of college-aged students. They hope this information will provide insight into how to promote healthier eating options in young adults which should decrease the rising rate of obesity.

Your involvement in the study is completely voluntary and anonymous. Participation in this research activity will entail completing a survey regarding your food choices in different scenarios. Withdrawal from this study can be done at any time without any penalty.

There are no foreseeable risks associated with the survey. The survey is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. There are no direct benefits from participating in this study. The results of this study may help to determine what factors play the most important role in college-aged students’ food choices and how these factors can be manipulated to make the decision of choosing healthier food options more favorable to all consumers.

The survey will be completed using the ASSET online survey system. No personal information will be collected from the participants, thus ensuring that responses remain anonymous. The data will be stored by the principal investigator in a secure, locked site. Completing the survey is considered voluntary consent to participate in the study. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Seton Hall University. To ensure anonymity, there is no username required for log-in purposes.

All questions or concerns about the survey may be referred to the research team: Catherine Jahn, Principal Investigator and Dr. Ellen Mandel, Research Faculty Advisor.

If you would like to participate in this study, please click here.

Please note: This survey will be available from 09/14/2012 to 10/14/2012. We ask that you complete this survey only once. Thus, if you have already completed this survey, please do not participate a second time.

For more information please contact:
Ellen Mandel
(973) 275-2057


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