Thank you for accessing the Pre-test Survey. This study is to identify NP self-efficacy and knowledge levels before and after completion of a continuing education program on the topic of pediatric obesity prevention. The program including pre-test, program in full, and post-test is estimated to take approximately one hour of your time. Six months after you complete the post-test, you will receive an email with the same survey to measure retention of content and to provide a 3rd measurement of self-efficacy.
Accessing and completing the survey will serve as your written consent to be a participant in the study. Risks to you as a participant are anticipated to be minimal. There is a possibility that you may become frustrated or anxious as you complete the surveys. If this occurs, you have the option to close the survey without completing it. If you choose to complete the pretest, program and post-test, you will be compensated with 1 CEU of credit from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), which is universal credit for ANCC and other accrediting agencies. It will be necessary to obtain an email or physical mail address from you in order to supply the CEU certificate and 6 month follow-up survey email. Your personal information (email, name, address) will be saved separate from your responses and will not be used for any other purpose than providing you with the CEU certificate. Information will be downloaded weekly and saved on a password protected computer at the University of Northern Colorado.
Participation is voluntary. You may decide not to participate in this study and if you begin participation you may still decide to stop and withdraw at any time. Your decision will be respected and will not result in loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Having read the above and having had an opportunity to ask any questions, please complete the pre-test, program, and post-test if you would like to participate in this research. By completing these steps, you will give us permission for your participation. You may keep print out a copy of this form for future reference if you like. If you have any concerns about your selection or treatment as a research participant, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs, Kepner Hall, University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO 80639; 970-351-2161.