Research Study Participation
- December 2, 2020
- Posted by: Pieter Kroon
- Category: Research
Carolyn Cheema, MTI Fellow alumna, faculty with the University of Oklahoma, is conducting a very cool research study to investigate the impact of PT training levels on patient outcomes. It was inspired by the Rodeghero article in 2015 which looked at the impact of residency/fellowship training on patient outcomes. Studies like this are extremely important if we want to quantify the worth of Fellowship training. If you can participate, please do so. See Carolyn’s introduction below.
Hope all of you are doing well and are staying healthy
Dear Prospective Participant: I am conducting a research study to investigate the impact of clinician training levels on the outcomes of patients being treated for chronic low back pain in physical therapy. I am requesting your participation, which will involve responding to this short survey (<5 minutes estimated response time). 98 randomly selected participants that complete the survey will be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
I am recruiting physical therapists of all levels of training who were utilizing the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database in the years 2015-2017. Your participation in this study is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from this study at any time, there will be no penalty. If at any time you discontinue the survey, your results will be discarded. In order to request your de-identified patient data from FOTO, we require you to provide your name in this survey. The results of the research study may be published, but your name will not be used. After we collect your de-identified patient data from FOTO, we will remove your name or any identifiers from the records.
The risks of the study are minimal. The potential benefits of the study include contributing to research which may help determine if patients directly benefit from advanced clinician training programs, such as residencies and fellowships.
If you have any questions concerning the research study, please call the Graduate Student Investigator, Carolyn Cheema, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT at [email protected] or the Principal Investigator Ken Randall, PT, PhD, MHR, at [email protected]. For questions about your rights as a participant, contact the OUHSC Director of the Human Research Participant Program at (405) 271-2045.
Completion or Return of this survey will be considered your consent to participate.
Carolyn Cheema, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Tulsa Campus, Room 2F09