Research study participation

Dear Participant

You are invited to contribute to a research study that explores the perceptions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community about encounters with healthcare providers as well as assesses the health needs of LGBT populations.

If you choose to participate you will complete an online survey. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participation in this project is voluntary and will end once you have completed the online questionnaire. The survey can be completed in approximately twenty minutes. You will be one of 400 participants from the LGBT community who will take part in this research. If you decide to participate in this research, the information you provide will be kept private and confidential. The survey includes questions about your healthcare needs and your experiences with healthcare providers such as doctors or nurses. There is a small risk that the questions may make you feel uncomfortable. There will be no link between your responses and yourself.

Upon completion of the questionnaire you will have the option of entering in a lottery. 100 participants will receive a $25 Visa, MasterCard, or American Express gift card. If you decide to enter the lottery you will be requested to send an email to an email address provided at the end of the survey. Your email will not be saved and/or used to contact you for any other purpose in the future.

If you decide not to continue and complete the survey you may choose to stop answering questions at any time. If you choose not to complete the survey your responses will not be used as part of the research. There will be no direct benefit to you to participating in this study. However, people in the future may benefit from the information obtained from this research. We hope to use these results to improve how health care professionals are educated with regard to caring for members of the LGTB community.

If you have questions about the research study, please call Dr. Rubab Qureshi at 973-972-8845 or Wendy Ritch at 973-972-0645. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant please call the UMDNJ Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 973-972-3608. If you complete the survey you are providing your consent to participate.

To complete the survey please click here to continue on.