Salem State University Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep: Is Sleep Being Addressed by Occupational Therapy Professionals in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics?
INTRODUCTION: Jennie Lacolla and myself, Lyndsey Collette are currently enrolled in the masters of occupational therapy program at Salem State University, located in Salem Massachusetts. This questionnaire/survey will ask you questions about sleep participation and if it is being addressed for children with autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this research is to identify if sleep is being addressed, what interventions are being used, and the frequency of these interventions. Our goal is identify potential barriers impacting the ability to provide sleep interventions for children with ASD. If sleep is not being addressed, researchers want to explore potential barriers impacting the ability to provide sleep interventions for children with ASD.
This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey within 2 months of receiving the initial recruitment email. If you belong to both the AOTA and a state organization, please only submit one survey to prevent duplication of results.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey,
Lyndsey Collette, OT/s & Jennie Lacolla, OT/s
PARTICIPATION: Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may stop your participation at any time. You are free to decline to answer any question you do not wish to answer. There are no right or wrong answers. All answers will remain completely anonymous.
RISKS: There are no foreseeable risks involved in participating in this study other than those minimal risks encountered in day-to-day life and/or if you find some of the questions to be sensitive in nature regarding personal occupational therapy practice experiences.
BENEFITS: Potential benefits to this exploratory study include gaining information for future research in regards to occupational therapy sleep interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to be able to identify potential barriers impacting the ability to provide sleep interventions for children with ASD.
ANONYMITY/CONFIDENTIALITY: Your name or identity will not be used in reports or presentations of the findings of this research. Information provided to the researchers will be kept anonymous by disabling IP tracking and SSL encryption will enabled.
The data collected from the surveys will be on password protected computer until it gets destroyed (data will be kept for three years on primary investigator’s computer and then destroyed). This research project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Salem State University. Thank you for your help.
CONTACT: For questions, concerns, or if interested in the findings about the research, please contact:
Primary investigator: Jennie Lacolla firstname.lastname@example.org
Student researcher: Lyndsey Collette email@example.com
Research faculty: Jill Turcotte DOT, MHPE, OTR/L firstname.lastname@example.org
For concerns about your treatment as a research participant, please contact:
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 542-7177 or email@example.com