Study on childhood obesity
Posted by Boston University on 11/21/09

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    Please feel free to forward this information to parents,
    occupational therapists and physical therapists who may be
    interested. Thank you very much!

    WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY?
    A research study to survey teachers', parents', and
    therapists' perspectives on childhood obesity
    is being conducted. The purpose of this survey is to examine
    current perspectives on childhood
    obesity from occupational therapist, physical therapist,
    teacher, and parent points of view. The
    survey will touch on the prevalence of childhood obesity,
    needs of children with weight issues,
    and current attitudes about childhood obesity from different
    perspectives. The hope is to gain
    insight into children's weight issues in different contexts:
    in therapy, in the classroom, and at
    home.

    WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
    You will complete a survey online. It will take about 30-40
    minutes to complete. The survey
    includes questions about occupational therapy treatment,
    physical therapy treatment, classroom
    concerns, and home experiences of children with weight
    issues. However, you will only be asked
    to complete the part ofthe survey that is relevant to you
    (Le. occupational therapist, physical
    therapist, teacher, or parent).

    ARE MY RESPONSES CONFIDENTIAL?
    The survey data will be treated confidentially and may not
    be disclosed, unless required by law or
    regulation. Survey data will be stored in locked files. You
    will be assigned a participant number,
    which will be the only link to your survey responses. This
    means that the data will be conducted
    anonymously. Only researchers will see your individual
    survey responses. At the end ofthe
    survey, you will be asked for permission to use quotations
    ONLY for professional presentations
    and publications Ifyou agree, no names or nicknames will be
    used.

    HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
    The survey can be downloaded online at
    http://parentysurvey.questionpro.com,
    http://teacherysurvey.questionpro.com,
    http://otsurvey.questionpro.com, or
    http://physicaltsurvey.questionpro.com.

    WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
    If you have questions contact the principal investigator,
    Dr. Simone V. Gill, via email at
    simvgill@bu.edu or via phone at 617-353-7513.