Speech-language therapists’ perspectives on paediatric tube feeding in New Zealand

You have indicated that you are interested in participating in an interview. This involves an interview that will last about 60 minutes. You will be given a choice of the time and location for the interview.  Interviews will be digitally recorded for later transcription. You will have an opportunity to read and approve the transcripts after the interview. If you live more than 200km away from Auckland, the interview will most likely take place via telephone, or Skype. All of the information that you provide to the researchers will be kept confidential and will be stored in a locked office at Massey University. Only the researcher and her supervisors will have access to the information.

When the project is finished, you will receive a copy of the key findings of the study. The results of the study may be published in journals or presented at conferences; however the information will not include the names of any participant.

The data from this study will be secured in a locked cabinet and locked office for 5 years following the completion of the final publication. When disposed of, the University confidential waste service will be used for printed materials, and audiotapes will be wiped.

You will be compensated for your time with a $25 Westfield voucher.    

Participant’s Rights  

If you decide to participate, you have the right to:

• Decline to answer any particular question.
• Withdraw from the study by August 2015 prior to the commencement of data analysis and have any data pertaining to you destroyed.
• Ask any questions about the study at any time during participation.
• Provide information on the understanding that your name will not be used.
• Ask for the audio recorder to be turned off at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the project, please call Emily Jones on 021530047 or Associate Professor Helen Southwood 414 0800 Ext. 43533.    Committee Approval Statement This project has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, Application 15/001. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research, please contact Dr Andrew Chrystall, Acting Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, telephone 09 414 0800 x 43317 email humanethicsnorth@massey.ac.nz

Emily Jones
Masters Student
Speech-Language Therapy Program
Institute of Education
Massey University

Registration of Interest - SLT Tube Feeding Perspectives Study

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