Consent for Research ParticipationResearch
Study Title: Barriers and facilitators that NICU nurses experience when role-
modeling and educating safe sleep practices to parents
Researcher(s): Sarah Faith Ingell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Katherine Newnam, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
We are asking you to be in this research study because you are employed in a nursery, postpartum unit, or level I, II, III, or IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. You must be age 18 or older to participate in the study. The information in this consent form is to help you decide if you want to be in this research study. Please take your time reading this form and contact the researcher(s) to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.
Why is the research being done?
The purpose of the research study is to determine barriers and facilitators that NICU nurses experience when role modeling safe sleep practices in the NICU and teaching safe sleep discharge education to parents
What will I do in this study?
If you agree to be in this study, you will complete an online survey. The survey includes questions about your current practice and understanding of safe sleep practice guidelines according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and should take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You can skip questions that you do not want to answer.
Can I say “No”?
Being in this study is up to you. You can stop up until you submit the survey. After you submit the survey, we cannot remove your responses because we will not know which responses came from you.
Are there any risks to me?
Possible risks include a chance that privacy and/or confidentiality of your identity and answers might be breached. The researchers have built in several safeguards to prevent this. IP addresses will not be collected. Any report of findings will include group data only.
Are there any benefits to me?
We do not expect you to benefit from being in this study. Your participation may help us to learn more about barriers and facilitators when providing a safe sleep environment for patients in the NICU We hope the knowledge gained from this study will benefit others in the future.
What will happen with the information collected for this study?
The survey is anonymous, and no one will be able to link your responses back to you. Your responses to the survey will not be linked to your computer, email address or other electronic identifiers. Please do not include your name or other information that could be used to identify