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Project Survey Title:
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep: Is Sleep Being Addressed by Occupational Therapy Professionals in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics?

Project Description:
The purpose of the study is to identify if occupational therapy professionals are addressing sleep participation for children with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric outpatient clinics, what interventions are being used, and the frequency of these interventions. If sleep is not being addressed, the researchers want to explore potential barriers impacting the ability to provide sleep interventions for children with ASD. This study will consist of an online survey through SurveyMonkey consisting of demographic information, close-ended Likert Scale questions, and open-ended questions. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey with 2 months. Inclusion criteria: occupational therapy professionals who are licensed to practice, occupational therapy professionals currently working in a pediatric outpatient clinic (stand-alone or attached to a hospital) with children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Exclusion criteria: occupational therapy clinicians with a last known experience of working with children with autism spectrum disorder prior to 2014.

Link to Survey or Website:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWKHWHF

Expiration Date :
10/29/19


Project Title:  

CVI Education

Organization
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati

Project Description: 
Attention Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Please consider participating in a survey regarding educational background related to Cortical Visual Impairment. For more details, read the information sheet below.Information SheetSurvey for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and teachers of the visually impaired: evaluation and treatment of individuals with cortical visual impairment.

WHAT THE STUDY IS ABOUT AND WHAT WILL WE LEARN FROM THIS STUDY?
We want to know more about:

  • The education and training in which occupational therapists (OT), occupational therapy assistants (COTA) and teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) have participated in related to cortical visual impairment (CVI).
  • The number of individuals and the capacity in which individuals with CVI are cared for by OTs, COTAs and TVIs.
  • Access to medical information and materials for individuals with CVI on your caseload.

The results of this study will hopefully inform education and training opportunities available to learn about CVI and resources needed by providers working with individuals with CVI.

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?
Occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, and teachers of the visually impaired can complete the 38 question survey.

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE RESEARCH STUDY?
If you agree to participate in this study, the following will occur: - You will read this study information sheet and if you agree to participate, you will complete the included, 38 question survey questions and send your completed survey back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. You will only complete the survey one time. Your completed survey serves as your agreement to participate. - The completed surveys will be gathered for a 3-6 month period and our team will compile the results of the survey answers after the survey collection period. - We will review training experience of professionals working with CVI population, current caseload volumes of individuals with CVI receiving care from OTs, COTAs, and TVIs and if and how often the professional has access to the specified medical information. The information shared only with the study team and will be recorded in our databases for this survey.

HOW LONG WILL YOU BE IN THE RESEARCH STUDY?
Your participation will begin when you start the survey and end when you complete the survey.

HOW WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE KEPT PRIVATE?
Making sure that information about you remains private is important to us. To protect your privacy, we are not asking that you provide any identifying information. Therefore, in the event of any publication regarding this study, there will be no information specific enough to identify you. Electronic databases will be password protected and stored on a secure server at CCHMC. By participating in this study, you are giving permission for representatives of the CCHMC, the Investigator and CCHMC study staff including the Institutional Review Board and the Office for Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs to review your answers to the survey.

WILL YOU BE PAID TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RESEARCH STUDY?
You will not be paid for your participation in this research study.

WHO DO YOU CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS STUDY?
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Karen Harpster, PhD, OTR/L at 
[email protected] or 513-803-3604.
If you would like to participate in the survey, please click the link below.
https://redcap.research.cchmc.org/surveys/?s=MFFK98YXYX

Expiration Date:
November 2019


Project Survey Title:
OT Practitioners Perceptions of Marijuana Use

Project Description:
The purpose of this study is to measure OT practitioners’ current level of knowledge of medicinal marijuana, its delivery methods, adverse effects, and attitudes towards medical marijuana use in their clients’ daily lives.The student researcher will use a quantitative survey design consisting of 16 questions. The survey is made up of six nominal, eight ordinal, and two ratio questions. Four questions are open ended and 12 are multiple choice.This study is deemed exempt by the Worcester State University Institutional Review Board, and has no known risk to the participant. There are no direct benefits to the participant, however this is an educational opportunity. By completing this survey the correct answers to questions pertaining to marijuana use, its affects and delivery methods are given.The student researcher kindly asks that the following paragraph accompany the survey link when posted:"A current occupational therapy graduate student at Worcester State University is researching OT practitioners' perceptions of medical marijuana use in their clients' daily lives. If you are a current OT practitioner working in New Jersey and interested in taking the survey please click the link below. This survey has been approved by the Worcester State Institutional Reviewed Board.

Link to Survey or Website:
Click Here for Survey

Expiration Date:
January 2020