Morningside College Consent to Participate in a
BIOMEDICAL Research Study
Title: What is the Prevalence of Burnout Among Nurse Practitioners in Iowa?
Principal Investigator: Michaela Anderson
Contact Information: Phone: 402-321-5150 Email: Andersonmi@morningside.edu
Faculty: Dianna Sorenson, PhD Phone: 605-201-4159 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Statement of Research
It is a principle of biomedical research that a subject who is to participate in the research investigation of biomedical research must give his or her informed consent to such participation. This consent must be based on the understanding of the nature and risks of the treatment, equipment used, and procedures. This document provides information important for this understanding. Please take your time to make your decision. If at any time you have questions, please ask.
You are invited to be in a research study that examines the prevalence of burnout among nurse practitioners.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
You are being invited to participate in this study because you are an ARNP. You must hold an active license to participate. If you hold a higher degree of learning or additional degrees you may still participate as long as your nurse practitioner license remains active. You are not eligible for this study if you are under 18 years old.
How long will I be in the study?
The time for your participation in the study takes approximately ten minutes. Your contribution is through an online, anonymous survey. Your contribution ends when you either withdraw from the survey or complete the survey.
What will happen during the study?
During this study you will be asked 35 questions. The first five questions will be about your work life such as hours worked, patients seen per shift. The remaining 30 questions are a questionnaire that will measure burnout and compassion fatigue, called the Professional Quality of Life Elements Theory and Measurement. The survey will be conducted through Survey Monkey®, which is able to keep your information anonymous. Survey Monkey® is an independent site from where you received the invitation to participate in this study. This means that none of the answers will appear on the website, the results will be collected and sent directly to the researcher. The researcher will have no way to identify who completed the survey or where the results came from. There are no experimental procedures in this study. If you feel uncomfortable answering any of the questions, you may skip. Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. You may withdraw from the study at any time.
What are the risks of the study?This study has minimal risk, as there are no foreseeable risks to you in this study. There will be no financial, occupational, or professional risk for you. Your employment will not be affected as there is no information related to your location or place of employment that would indicate your identity. You affiliation with Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society will not be affected by this study.
What are the benefits of this study?
You may not benefit personally from being in this study. However, we hope that, in the future, other people might benefit from this study because nurse practitioners as a whole are understudied in burnout, and this population is well deserving of their own research due to the unique background of the nurse practitioner.
Is being in this study voluntary?
Your participation is voluntary. You may refuse to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without consequence. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with Morningside College or Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society.