Informed Consent

This briefly explains the study and asks for your agreement to participate.

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* 1. NATURE AND PURPOSE:  I am being asked to participate voluntarily in the above-titled research project. The purpose of this project is to increase our understanding of health and wellbeing of masters field hockey athletes participating in the 2022 World Cup.

PROCEDURES:  If I agree to participate, I will be asked to complete a confidential survey that asks about me, my health, my health behaviors, my participation in field hockey, and my wellbeing.

RISKS:  There are no risks to participating. I understand that I am free to stop participating in this project at any time I wish.

BENEFITS: There is no direct benefit to me. The study will assist us with examining the health and wellbeing status of master’s field hockey athletes.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  All responses will be kept confidential. All reports will be prepared in a way that protects the anonymity of participants.

PARTICIPANT COSTS & SUBJECT COMPENSATION: The only cost to me will be my time. Completing the survey will take about 5-7 minutes. I will not be compensated for my participation.

CONTACTS:  I can receive additional information about this research project by contacting Dr. Karen Croteau at or Dr. Joshua Schoenfeld, Chair of IRB, at

AUTHORIZATION: I understand the nature, purpose, procedures, risk, and benefits of my participation in this research project. I understand I can stop participating at any time.

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