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University of Washington’s School of Nurses and COPDers Begin A New Dance

Hi COPDers…. The University of Washington’s #1 rated School of Nursing  in the nation invites us to  read the following description for a new online study.   Enjoy! Talk to you later, Sharon O”Hara

Your Views on Participating in an Internet-based Study of

Physical Activity Patterns and Risk of Chest Infections


Our research group at the University of Washington is interested in studying how different patterns of physical activity put patients with COPD at risk of chest infections.  In order answer this question, we need to study several hundred patients with COPD over an extended period of time.  The most efficient way of doing this is to use the Internet and not require research participants come to a clinical center.

We are asking for your feedback on the feasibility of doing such a study and greatly appreciate your honest input. This 10-minute survey is completely anonymous.  We cannot link responses back to you.  The results will be reported in aggregate form and will not identify you individually. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you are free to skip any questions. Completion of this survey will imply your consent to participate.

Survey Link: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/hqn/81043

If you have any questions or comments about this study, we would be happy to talk with you. Please contact either Dr. Huong Nguyen (HQN@u.washington.edu; 206-543-8651) or Dr. Vincent Fan (vfan@u.washington.edu; 206-764-2292). Please remember that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of email communication.

For additional rights about giving consent or your rights as a participant in this study, please feel free to contact the University of Washington Institutional Review Board Office at hsdinfo@u.washington.edu or via phone at (206) 543-0098 or via fax (206) 543-9218.

Our sincere appreciation for your time in completing this survey,

Huong Nguyen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

University of Washington

Vincent Fan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

University of Washington