Tool Validation Study
You have been invited to participate in a research survey to test the reliability of a research tool called (EXPLOR)-5
This survey is important because little is known about the best approaches for engaging older adults in the adoption and maintenance of physical activity, and the information gathered through this survey will help fill that knowledge gap.
As a participant in this study, you will be asked to fill out a survey, approximately two weeks apart. Your participation in this study will not pose any harm to you.
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and you may stop at any time, without consequence, and the information you provided will be removed and destroyed.
All information collected during this survey will remain confidential, and you cannot be identified from any of your responses. You will only be identified by a number in the analysis and the final transcript. All data will be securely retained for a period of five years, after which time it will be destroyed.
This survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of the University of PEI and you may contact the UPEI Research Ethics Board at (902) 620-5104 or by email at email@example.com if I have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this study.
If you have any questions or concerns about this study, you may consult with the principal investigator Dr. William Montelpare or myself Dr. Olive Bryanton phone at 902-940-6702 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Thank you for your interest in this important survey. This information letter is for you to keep for your own files.
Thank you for your interest and for helping us verify the validity of a survey document
Dr. Olive Bryanton, Study Recruiter
CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY
Full Study Title: EXPLOR-5 Reliability Study
Investigator: Dr. William Montelpare
Contact: 902 620 5186 or email email@example.com.
Department of Applied Human Sciences, Faculty of Science,
You are being asked to consider participating in a research study. A research study is a way of gathering information or to answer a question about something that is not well understood.
This form explains the purpose of this research study, provides information about the study, the tests and procedures involved, possible risks and benefits, and the rights of participants.
Please read this form carefully and ask any questions you may have. You may have this form and all information concerning the study explained to you. You may take as much time as you wish to decide whether or not to be in the study. Feel free to discuss it with your friends and family, or your family doctor. Please ask the study staff or the investigator to clarify anything you do not understand or would like to know more about. Make sure all your questions are answered to your satisfaction before deciding whether to be in this research study.
Being in this study is your choice (voluntary). You have the right to choose not to be in the study, or to stop at any time. You can stop at any time and there will not be any repercussions.
You are being asked to consider taking part in this study because research suggests that Canadian adults do not achieve recommended amounts of physical activity for overall healthy living. This study will look at a new tool as a possible factor in understanding the facilitators and barriers of physical activity participation in the older adult population.
WHAT IS THE USUAL TREATMENT?
Taking part in this study will not change the usual activities/treatment.
WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE?
The purpose of this study is to understand the reliability of a proposed tool that may help us understand physical literacy of adults in community settings. It may help us understand how to help adults be more active and improve health outcomes.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY and WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDY PARTICIPANTS?
If you decide to be in this study, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire twice, 2 weeks apart. The questionnaires will be completed at 2 time points and will be completed online.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?
A total of 25 adults are expected to participate in this study between February 2021 and April 2021. The total time commitment for each patient is approximately 30 minutes (15 minutes for each questionnaire).
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR HARMS OF BEING IN THIS STUDY?
There are no expected harms of being in this study. However, some participants may find some questions uncomfortable to complete.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY?
You may not benefit directly from being in this study. Information learned from this study may help physical literacy researchers and recreation programmers in the future.
WHAT OTHER CHOICES ARE THERE?
You can choose to not participate in this study.
CAN PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY END EARLY?
You don’t have to be in this study. You can agree to be in the study now and change your mind later. If you choose to stop being in the study we would appreciate it if you contact us. The investigator may decide to remove you from this study without your consent if you are unable or unwilling to follow the study procedures.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY?
There are no costs associated with participating in this study.
ARE STUDY PARTICIPANTS PAID TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?
No, you will not be paid.
HOW WILL MY INFORMATION BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?
You have the right to have any information about you that is collected, used or disclosed for this study to be handled in a confidential manner.
If you decide to be in this study, the investigators and research staff will collect only the information they need for this study.
You have the right to access, review and request changes to your personal information.
The investigators, study staff and the other people listed above will keep the information they see or receive about you confidential, to the extent permitted by applicable laws. Even though the risk of identifying you from the study data is very small, it can never be completely eliminated.
The Investigators will keep any information collected about you in a secure server that is password protected for a minimum of 5 years. When the results of this study are published, your identity will not be disclosed.
You have the right to be informed of the results of this study once the entire study is complete. If you would like to be informed of the results of this study, please contact Dr. Olive Bryanton at 902-940-6702.
DO THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE ANY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST?
WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF PARTICIPANTS IN A RESEARCH STUDY?
You have the right to receive all significant information that could help you make a decision about being in this study. You also have the right to ask questions about this study and your rights as a research participant, and to have them answered to your satisfaction, before you make any decision. You also have the right to ask questions and to receive answers throughout this study. By signing this consent form you do not give up any of your legal rights.
IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, WHO CAN I CALL?
If you have any questions about this study now or later, or if you would like to quit the study by the end of May 2021, please contact Dr. Olive Bryanton at 902-940-6702.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or any ethical issues related to this study that you wish to talk about with someone not directly involved with the study, you may call the Chair of the UPEI Research Ethics Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By clicking the survey button you are consenting to be a participant in the Explor-5 Reliability Study and you will be taken to the survey