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Message ID: 8063
Date: 2009-03-02

Author:Wendy Lane

Subject:Re: research survey

I just completed your survey, and wanted to add a comment about doing

research on sexually abused children, but found there wasn't a place to

do so in the questionnaire.



I have found that the greatest obstacle to doing child sexual abuse

research is the reluctance of the agency for whom I work to allow such

research to take place. I work part-time at a child advocacy center

that is jointly run by the county health department, the department of

social services and the police. I spend the rest of my time in a

university setting, where I don't do many sexual abuse evaluations. I

haven't even gotten to the point of assessing most of the potential

barriers, because I haven't been able to permission from the county

agencies - they are fearful that research will upset parents and

children, will interfere with child abuse investigations, and will take

my time away from seeing patients. I have not been able to convince my

administrators otherwise, and have abandoned attempts to conduct

clinical research at the CAC.



It's a very different environment from the academic environment where I

spend most of my time and have found few barriers to conducting

research.



Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH

Chair, Child Protection Team

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine &

Department of Pediatrics

University of Maryland School of Medicine

660 West Redwood St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 706-7865

Fax (410) 706-4425

wlane@epi.umaryland.edu





>>> JCMarion 2/13/2009 8:54 AM >>>

Dear list member

The link listed below is to a survey on the challenges to research with

sexually abused children which I am completing as a doctoral

dissertation at Columbia University School of Nursing. I am hoping

that, as a person with an interest in this field, you will take a few

minutes to complete the survey which has approval of the Institutional

Review Board at Columbia. Further information about the survey is

available below the link which you are welcome to review prior to

accessing the survey. Thank you for your time.

Phyllis K. Marion DNSc(cand), RN, CPNP



https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qdAUm_2b6aNrLcE_2fixp7ZkYA_3d_3d





Challenges to Research in Child Sexual Abuse

Survey Information Letter

Study Title: Perceptions of Challenges to Research of Child Sexual

Abuse Among Professionals Working in the Field

Principal Co-Investigators: Mary W. Byrne, Ph.D., MPH, FAAN

Phyllis K. Marion, DNSc (cand), CPNP

Introduction:

You are being invited as a member of one of the following

groups-Cornell Child Maltreatment list serv, the National Children’s

Alliance, or the Child Maltreatment SIG of the National Association of

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), to participate in an anonymous

survey about opinions regarding research in the area of child sexual

abuse. This study is being conducted by Phyllis K. Marion, DNSc (cand),

CPNP as part of her doctoral dissertation. Mary W. Byrne, Ph.D., MPH,

FAAN, of the Columbia University School of Nursing is the faculty

advisor and dissertation sponsor.

Purpose of the study:

The purpose of the study is to examine the challenges of research in

the area of child sexual abuse as seen by the professionals working in

the field. It also addresses future research needs in assessment of

additional risk factors of sexual abuse and the need for research at the

point of the child’s disclosure of the abuse.

Background:

Child sexual abuse affects about 10% of the children reported to have

been abused each year in the U.S. Research with this vulnerable

population of children can pose several problems such as access,

complying with state and federal laws, legal issues, and rigorous review

by approving agencies. It is not known the extent to which these

requirements limit or facilitate research. Experiences of professionals

in the field in regard to research planned and completed can further the

development of future research projects.

Duration of Participation:

The survey will take between 5-15 minutes of your time to complete

depending on whether or not your professional activities included

research.

Number of Participants:

There are over 1500 members in these 3 groups who will be sent the

survey.

Voluntary Participation:

Completing the survey is entirely voluntary. Consent is implied if you

choose to respond.

You are free to choose not to participate or to stop completing the

survey at any point for whatever reason. You may elect not to answer

any question; however completing each question will add meaning to the

research. The survey does not need to be completed all at once, however

when submitted, you will not be able to reenter to change answers.

For more information about this research study, or if you experience

any discomfort from your participation, please contact Phyllis Marion at

80 Wheeler Road, Central Islip, New York, USA 11722, telephone

631-439-0480.

If you have any question about your rights as a research subject or

have concerns or complaints, please contact:

Institutional Review Board

Columbia University Medical Center

722 West 168th Street, 4th floor

New York, NY 10032

Telephone number- 212-305-5883



Please clink on the link below to access the survey on Survey Monkey.

Thank you for your participation.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qdAUm_2b6aNrLcE_2fixp7ZkYA_3d_3d













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I just completed your survey, and wanted to add a comment about doing

research on sexually abused children, but found there wasn't a place to

do so in the questionnaire.



I have found that the greatest obstacle to doing child sexual abuse

research is the reluctance of the agency for whom I work to allow such

research to take place. I work part-time at a child advocacy center

that is jointly run by the county health department, the department of

social services and the police. I spend the rest of my time in a

university setting, where I don't do many sexual abuse evaluations. I

haven't even gotten to the point of assessing most of the potential

barriers, because I haven't been able to permission from the county

agencies - they are fearful that research will upset parents and

children, will interfere with child abuse investigations, and will take

my time away from seeing patients. I have not been able to convince my

administrators otherwise, and have abandoned attempts to conduct

clinical research at the CAC.



It's a very different environment from the academic environment where I

spend most of my time and have found few barriers to conducting

research.



Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH

Chair, Child Protection Team

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine &

Department of Pediatrics

University of Maryland School of Medicine

660 West Redwood St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 706-7865

Fax (410) 706-4425

wlaneepi.umaryland.edu





>>> JCMarion 2/13/2009 8:54 AM >>>

Dear list member

The link listed below is to a survey on the challenges to research with

sexually abused children which I am completing as a doctoral

dissertation at Columbia University School of Nursing. I am hoping

that, as a person with an interest in this field, you will take a few

minutes to complete the survey which has approval of the Institutional

Review Board at Columbia. Further information about the survey is

available below the link which you are welcome to review prior to

accessing the survey. Thank you for your time.

Phyllis K. Marion DNSc(cand), RN, CPNP



https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qdAUm_2b6aNrLcE_2fixp7ZkYA_3d_3d





Challenges to Research in Child Sexual Abuse

Survey Information Letter

Study Title: Perceptions of Challenges to Research of Child Sexual

Abuse Among Professionals Working in the Field

Principal Co-Investigators: Mary W. Byrne, Ph.D., MPH, FAAN

Phyllis K. Marion, DNSc (cand), CPNP

Introduction:

You are being invited as a member of one of the following

groups-Cornell Child Maltreatment list serv, the National Children’s

Alliance, or the Child Maltreatment SIG of the National Association of

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), to participate in an anonymous

survey about opinions regarding research in the area of child sexual

abuse. This study is being conducted by Phyllis K. Marion, DNSc (cand),

CPNP as part of her doctoral dissertation. Mary W. Byrne, Ph.D., MPH,

FAAN, of the Columbia University School of Nursing is the faculty

advisor and dissertation sponsor.

Purpose of the study:

The purpose of the study is to examine the challenges of research in

the area of child sexual abuse as seen by the professionals working in

the field. It also addresses future research needs in assessment of

additional risk factors of sexual abuse and the need for research at the

point of the child’s disclosure of the abuse.

Background:

Child sexual abuse affects about 10% of the children reported to have

been abused each year in the U.S. Research with this vulnerable

population of children can pose several problems such as access,

complying with state and federal laws, legal issues, and rigorous review

by approving agencies. It is not known the extent to which these

requirements limit or facilitate research. Experiences of professionals

in the field in regard to research planned and completed can further the

development of future research projects.

Duration of Participation:

The survey will take between 5-15 minutes of your time to complete

depending on whether or not your professional activities included

research.

Number of Participants:

There are over 1500 members in these 3 groups who will be sent the

survey.

Voluntary Participation:

Completing the survey is entirely voluntary. Consent is implied if you

choose to respond.

You are free to choose not to participate or to stop completing the

survey at any point for whatever reason. You may elect not to answer

any question; however completing each question will add meaning to the

research. The survey does not need to be completed all at once, however

when submitted, you will not be able to reenter to change answers.

For more information about this research study, or if you experience

any discomfort from your participation, please contact Phyllis Marion at

80 Wheeler Road, Central Islip, New York, USA 11722, telephone

631-439-0480.

If you have any question about your rights as a research subject or

have concerns or complaints, please contact:

Institutional Review Board

Columbia University Medical Center

722 West 168th Street, 4th floor

New York, NY 10032

Telephone number- 212-305-5883



Please clink on the link below to access the survey on Survey Monkey.

Thank you for your participation.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qdAUm_2b6aNrLcE_2fixp7ZkYA_3d_3d













Confidentiality Statement:

This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of

the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged

information. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is

prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the

sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.