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Decentralized Clinical Trial Project Online Survey Now Open for Recruitment and Collection


By way of introduction, I am a researcher affiliated with Montana State University Mark & Robyn Jones College of Nursing. As a research nurse or research midwife, you have been identified to receive this invitation to participate in a Montana State University (Bozeman, MT, USA) IRB-approved study which seeks to globally evaluate the current perceptions and experiences of research nurses/midwives related to their role in decentralized clinical (DCT, remote, virtual) trial conduct.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand the global perspective of research midwife/research nurses’ definition, knowledge, experiences, and communication skillsets related to the conduct of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs). This study will progress nursing’s voice within a rapidly advancing model of clinical trial delivery while contributing to nursing science with deeper insights on how to support patient equal opportunity and access to clinical trials across global regions and landscapes.

Inclusion Criteria: Research nurses and research midwives with active licenses practicing in the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, or Australia; one year of current experience as a research nurse/research midwife; access to a computer/internet to complete this online survey. 

Overview: For this Montana State University Institutional Review Board-approved study, you will be first asked demographics-based questions. Then, you will be asked some open-ended questions about your overall experience being a research nurse/research midwife in your region and your knowledge relating to decentralized clinical trials (also known as teletrials, remote trials, virtual trials, and siteless trials). Last, you will be presented two communication questionnaires: one is the Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale (which measures how you rate your communication skills) and the second is the Interpersonal Communication Competence Scale (your skills communicating with others). After completing the demographics section, knowledge-base section, and the two communication questionnaires, you have completed the study. You may supply your email address for optional compensation ($10 USD equivalent Amazon eGiftCard) upon completion of the survey.

Estimated Duration: We estimate the study to take 15 minutes to complete. Any question/portion of the study may be skipped/not responded to at any time.

Link to Survey: https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afQPaagPT9IOYwC

The Principal Investigator of this study can be contacted at:
Elizabeth Johnson, USA- elizabeth.johnson37@montana.edu

Regional Co-Investigators can be contacted at:
Lisa Marsh, USA- lisaymarsh@gmail.com
Hazel Ann Smith, Republic of Ireland- hello@irnm.ie
Gordon Hill, United Kingdom- gordon.hill@gcu.ac.uk
Kelly Beer, Australia- k.beer@iiid.murdoch.edu.au  

We appreciate your consideration to participate on this important study. 


Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, MS-CRM, RNAssistant Professor, Mark & Robyn Jones College of Nursing

Montana State University

Sherrick Hall, Room 212


International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

PO Box 7
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)

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