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Intro - Survey on members' experiences and beliefs on Healthcare Worker Directed Violence

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.
The survey has 31 questions and an opportunity for comments.
It should take about 10-20 minutes to complete.
At the end, you will be given a link for the prize drawing for a new iPad.
Online Survey Consent Form

You are being invited to participate in a research study titled AAST Disaster Committee: AAST Members Survey 2023–24: Violence in the Trauma Center. This study is being done by Dr Jay Doucet from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr Amy Liepert of the University of Missouri and members of the AAST Disaster Committee chaired by Dr Adam Fox of Rutgers University.

The purpose of this research study is to determine the experiences and beliefs of the members of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma regarding with deliberate violence directed against healthcare workers. If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey or questionnaire. This survey or questionnaire will ask about your experience and beliefs about deliberate healthcare worker-directed violence, and it will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.

There may not be any direct benefit to you from this research. The investigator(s), however, may learn more about healthcare worker-directed violence in trauma centers.

There are minimal risks associated with this research study. Loss of confidentiality is a risk with any electronic data collection; however, the security of the respondents and their identities will be safeguarded at all times. Only the investigators will have access to the collected data. IP addresses will not be collected, nor will any discrete identifying data. Respondents will be coded by numbers. Data will be stored on the SurveyMonkey servers until downloaded into the statistical database maintained on the secured UCSD Trauma server. The Trauma server is secured at a UCSD server farm, and access requires a dual-identity login from a UCSD account. Only investigators will have passwords to the server files. SurveyMonkeys’ security procedures can be accessed here:

Results will only be presented in an anonymized manner, using percentages and proportions. The results of single individuals that could lead to putative identification will not be reported. There are about 1900 members of the AAST. The data will be kept for five years and then destroyed. A minimal risk of fatigue is involved in completing the survey. SurveyMonkey’s testing algorithm anticipates a 50% completion rate and estimates completion in 15 minutes. Respondents can return to the survey at a later time if desired. Research records will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law and may be reviewed by the UCSD Institutional Review Board and AAST.

There is a possibility of triggering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in those who have PTSD from previous traumatic experiences who recall past events to answer survey questions.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time by simply exiting the survey. Choosing not to participate or withdrawing will result in no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. You are free to skip any question that you choose.

If you have questions about this project or if you have a research-related problem, you may contact the researchers via Dr. Jay Doucet, at 619-929-5060. If you have any questions concerning your rights as a research subject, you may contact the UCSD Human Research Protections Program Office at 858-246-HRPP (858-246-4777).
Whether or not you chose to participate, or if you discontinue, you are eligible for the prize drawing

Click to print a survey copy.

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* 1. Do you consent to participate in the survey?

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