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* INFORMED CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH

Title of Project: Understanding the Challenges for Today's Dietitian

Principal Investigator(s): Brandon McFadden, PhD and Jason Riis, PhD

You are being invited to participate in a research study. This consent form tells you about the study including its purpose, what you will be asked to do if you decide to take part, and the risks and benefits of being in the study. Please read the information below and ask us any questions you may have before you decide whether or not you agree to participate.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY?

The purpose of this study is to learn about the challenges dietitians often encounter when speaking with audiences.

WHAT WILL YOU BE ASKED TO DO?  

As part of this study, you will be asked broad questions about client confusion and misperceptions and then some basic demographic questions. 

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS?

The research team does not expect your participation in this study will expose you to any risks different from those you would encounter in daily life. Your responses will be completely anonymous to the researchers.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS?

You may not benefit directly from taking part in this research. However, the knowledge gained from this study may contribute to our understanding of misconceptions held by clients.

HOW WILL CONFIDENTIALITY BE MAINTAINED? WHO MAY KNOW THAT YOU PARTICIPATED IN THIS RESEARCH?

Your responses will remain anonymous because the researchers will not have any access to your contact information. 

WILL THERE BE ANY COSTS TO YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS RESEARCH?

There are no costs associated with participating in this study.

WILL YOU RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATION?                                 

No.

IS THERE ANY INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR THIS RESEARCH?

No.

DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?


Taking part in this research study is entirely voluntary. You do not have to participate in this research. If you choose to take part, you have the right to stop at any time. 

WHO SHOULD YOU CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Dr. Brandon McFadden at (302) 831-1186 or foodecon@udel.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University of Delaware Institutional Review Board at hsrb-research@udel.edu or (302) 831-2137.

​Clicking "I agree" means that:
1) you are at least 18 years old;
2) you have read and understand the information given on this page;
3) you have asked any questions you have about the research and the questions have been answered to your satisfaction; and
4) you accept the terms on this page and volunteer to participate in the study.

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