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Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Research help needed from NP's that work in Rehabs/NH's-- see below

Posted about 7 years ago by Michelle Rampersad

Greetings! My name is Vanessa Alicia Chee and I am the Project Manager for the University of South Florida research study, Job Experiences in Nursing Homes. I am contacting you with the hope that you would be willing to forward this email to your listserv as a means of helping us to get participants for our study.

This study, conducted by staff at the Harrell Center in the USF College of Public Health, seeks to explore the workplace experiences of personnel employed at nursing home facilities across the U.S. with a focus on workplace safety. Our goal is to use findings from this study to develop recommendations around issues of workplace safety as well as a larger, more detailed national study of these issues.

We are specifically interested in the relationships between nursing home staff, their co-workers and their clients. Qualified participants must meet the following criteria:
•Be employed in a nursing home for the past 6 months.
•Be between the ages of 18 and 65
•Able to speak and understand English

For those individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for participation indicated on the attached flyers and choose to participate in the study, financial compensation will be provided in the form of a $25 gift card to Walmart. In addition, participants will contribute to a better understanding of how to develop safe workplace environments for other nursing home employees.

Participation in this study is completely confidential, voluntary and non-invasive. To ensure anonymity, no identifying information will be used and participants are welcome to withdraw from participation at any time. The study only involves responses to questions that will be asked via a telephone conversation. These phone interviews will last for approximately one hour and can be scheduled at a time convenient to the participant.

Since we are looking for perspectives from a variety of positions in the nursing home setting, we are hoping that you would be willing to kindly forward our email with the attached informational flyer to potential participants and or organizations with whom you may be affiliated. Should you be interested in learning more about our study or in forwarding our email to your listserv, we will be happy to email you in reply to your response to this contact request.

We would truly appreciate your help in distributing information about our research study. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the contact information listed below. Additionally, if you would like to contact the Principal Investigators of this research study, Dr. Carla VandeWeerd (cvandewe@health.usf.edu) and Dr. Martha Coulter (mcoulter@health.usf.edu), please feel free to contact them via email at any time. We enthusiastically look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Kindest Regards,
Vanessa Alicia Chee, M.A.
Project Manager
Job Experiences in Nursing Homes
Department of Community and Family Health
College of Public Health
University of South Florida
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 56
Tampa, FL 33612-3805
Phone: 813-974-7835
Email: vchee@health.usf.edu