I am posting the following information for a colleague who is currently doing this survey as part of classwork for her Master's degree at New York University. I completed the survey myself (it takes only ~5 minutes), and I encourage you to do so also. In addition, I encourage you to pass along this information to other listservs, blogs, email or any other way you would like to share the information.
Diana Dyer, MS, RD
Posted by: "Tomoko Okada" firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:03 pm (PST)
Have you ever followed any diets for cancer prevention or as part of cancer treatment?
Have you ever taken any vitamin/mineral/herbal supplements for cancer prevention or as part of cancer treatment?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this survey is for you!
You have been invited to take part in a research study designed to learn more about the use of nutritional complementary and alternative therapies as it relates to cancer prevention and treatment. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.
Please take a moment to take this online survey by clicking on the link below (or you may need to cut and paste the following URL into your browser):
To help us get as many responses as possible, please forward this e-mail to your family members, friends and colleagues for their participation.
Tomoko Okada, RD, CDN is a candidate in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University as part of a graduate research class. The class instructor's name is Dr. Domingo Pinero. You must be 18 years old or older to participate. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to fill out online questionnaire. There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research beyond those of everyday life.
Confidentiality of your research records will be strictly maintained. No name or personal identifying information will be asked. Participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate or withdraw at any time without penalty. You have the right to skip or not answer any questions you prefer to not answer.
If there is anything about the study or your participation that is unclear or that you do not understand, if you have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact Tomoko Okada at email@example.com or Dr. Pinero at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department can be reached at 212-998-5145, 35 W. 4th St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10012. For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, New York University, 212-998-4808 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your time.
Tomoko Okada, RD, CDN