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Study Information, Consent and Eligibility

Purpose:
This survey is designed to understand the acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility of transdisciplinary approaches to health care, e.g., like the Transdisciplinary Initial Neurological Screening Assessment (TINSA) being used on the Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB) Acute Stroke Unit (ASU). The survey should take 10 minutes to complete.  
The TINSA has replaced initial discipline-specific stroke assessments (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, and social work) at the MHB ASU. Instead, either the occupational therapist or physiotherapist administer the TINSA. This allows for improved use of staff time and associated cost savings, while maintaining a high quality of care and satisfaction. We are interested to explore how the TINSA (or a similar transdisciplinary approach) could be used in other healthcare settings, and what guidance or changes would be needed. 
  
Benefits, risks :
Survey results will be used in Aleysha Martin’s doctoral studies. Possible benefits may include knowledge of transdisciplinary approaches and access to the study results, which could assist you to implement a transdisciplinary approach in your setting. There are no expected risks or disadvantages to you from your participation in this research.   
  
Confidentiality, privacy:
As part of the online survey, you will see a confidential copy of the transdisciplinary assessment used at the Mater Hospital Brisbane, entitled the Transdisciplinary Initial Neurological Screening Assessment (TINSA). The TINSA is confidential intellectual property of the Mater, and you are not granted permission to download, photograph, record, save or share the TINSA in anyway. You have permission to view the TINSA only while completing the survey.  
Your survey response will be deidentified and confidential. When we ask for your personal information (e.g., email address), this is only for the purpose of participating in the focus group (if you are interested) and/or receiving study results. Your personal information will remain confidential and separate from your survey responses and will be deleted when the study concludes. Only the researchers directly associated with the study will have access to survey responses and your information. If you decide not to receive study results, and/or if you decide that you do not wish to take part in a follow-up focus group or interview, you do not need to provide your name or contact details. Survey responses will be accessible from the survey platform only to the researchers, and will be transferred to a password-protected Microsoft Word or Excel document, which only the Principal Investigator can access. The information will be stored for the duration of the project (estimated until late 2023) and data will be kept as per the Mater Hospital policy. To protect your privacy, no information will be published that could identify you as a participant in this study.  
  
Withdrawal, consent, responsibilities :
If you agree to partake in this survey, we ask you to complete the survey on the following pages. Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you don’t wish to take part, you don’t have to. By completing and submitting this survey, you are telling us that you:  
-Understand what you have read;  
-Consent to take part in the online survey;
-Consent to the use of your personal information and survey responses as described

Contact persons:
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Mater Misericordiae Ltd Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00332).  Should you wish to discuss the study or make an independent complaint, you may contact the HREC Liaison Officer or HREC Chairperson, Human Research Ethics Committee, Mater Misericordiae Ltd, Raymond Terrace South Brisbane 4101, or telephone (07) 3163 1585, email: research.ethics@mater.uq.edu.au   
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* 1. Please verify you have read and understood the study information, confirming your consent to participate in the survey, and for the collection of your personal information. If you consent to participate in the survey, please verify that you have read and understood, the above study information?

By verifying you have read and understood the study information, and by confirming your consent to participate in the survey and for the collection of your personal information, you will now be able to progress to the survey. 

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* 2. As part of this survey, you will be shown a copy of the Transdisciplinary Initial Neurological Screening Assessment (TINSA) developed at the Mater Hospital Brisbane. Do you agree not to download, photograph, record, save or share the TINSA in anyway?

By verifying you will not download, photograph, record, save or share the TINSA in anyway, you will now be able to progress to the survey. 

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* 3. Do you work in healthcare (e.g., a hospital, aged care facility, private practice, etc.)? 

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* 4. Are you working as a clinical healthcare professional and/or a manager of  clinical healthcare professionals?

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* 5. Do you work at the Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB) Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) or Acute Medical Unit (AMU)? 

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