Thank you for your interest in our study. We are seeking volunteers who do not have elbow pain to undergo some tests of sensation e.g pressure, touch and temperature. The following survey will help us identify if you are suitable to participate in the study.
SELECTION SURVEY INFORMATION SHEET
PROJECT TITLE: Quantitative Sensory Testing in Tendinopathy
INVESTIGATORS: Bill Vicenzino, Aoife Stephenson, Rebecca Mellor, Luke Heales, Viana Vuvan, Brooke Coombes, Paul van Wilgen, Melanie Plinsinga, Michel Brink
WHAT IS THE STUDY ABOUT?
We are collecting detailed information about different types of sensation (heat, cold, pressure) in people with tennis elbow (pain on the outside of the elbow) and comparing this with the information obtained from people who do not have tennis elbow. This will contribute to our knowledge of some of the physiological processes occurring in tendinopathy, and will help us to develop more effective treatments. You will be required to undergo testing at UQ, including physical tests, questionnaires and a number of sensation tests for heat, cold and pressure.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
This short questionnaire/survey (10 minutes) requests information about your history of pain and/or injuries as well as some general questions e.g your age, weight etc.
AIMS OF THIS SURVEY?
The aim of this survey is to confirm that you do not have tennis elbow, as well as ensuring that it is appropriate for you to participate in the study.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU ANSWER THIS SURVEY?
We will contact you to inform you if you meet/do not meet the selection criteria for the study.
YOUR RIGHTS AS A PARTICIPANT IN THIS STUDY:
You are free to refuse to complete the questionnaire without providing a reason and without jeopardizing any ongoing contact with the investigators or their clinics. All your personal information and data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will be reported in a manner that does not identify you. On request to Prof Bill Vicenzino (ph: 3365 2781 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) you may have access to your individual results. If there is an issue that is urgent, call Prof Vicenzino on 0409 267 247 or 07 33654587.
The Medical Research Ethics Committee, which is one of the human ethics committees of the University of Queensland, has cleared this study in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s guidelines. Should you want to discuss your participation in this study with the project staff please contact Professor Bill Vicenzino (ph: 3365 2781; email: email@example.com). If you would rather speak to someone not directly involved in the study, you may contact the ethics officer of the University of Queensland, Mr. Michael Tse (ph: 3365 3924; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for considering participating in our study.