TITLE: Youngstown and Northeast Ohio Household Food Access Survey
Kim Trowbridge, M.Ed., CHES
Capstone and Program Coordinator
4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272
Purpose of the Study
We invite to fill out a survey about food access in Youngstown and Northeast Ohio. We hope to learn what people think about the foods available to them, where people shop for food, and why. Up to 5,000 people will participate in the study. Filling out this survey will take about 20 minutes.
As part of this study, you will be asked to complete the attached survey. The survey will ask questions about how you shop for food, your thoughts about food, and general information about you and your household. You must be 18 years of age or older to complete this survey. At this time, we are only able to offer the survey in English. Should you or other persons need additional accommodations, please contact Kim Trowbridge.
Completing in this survey will take 20 minutes. Surveying will occur through the Summer of 2017, June through October. Analysis will take place after and may last through the end of the year. After the study, we will present the results in a formal community report.
As you complete the survey, you may become tired or bored. You may experience thoughts about your life or community that could make you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or upset.
This study will help us better understand how available and affordable food is in Youngstown and Northeast Ohio. We will use this information to support healthy and affordable food in Youngstown and Northeast Ohio.
There is no cost to you for taking part in this study.
If you want, you will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 VISA gift card. Your contact information will not be connected to your survey responses in any way. It is collected separately, only for the gift card drawing. We will select winners by October 31, 2017.
Unless required by law, only the Principal Investigator and study staff, sponsor representatives involved in this study, independent ethics committees and inspectors from government regulatory agencies will have direct access to the study information. Your name will not be on any documents in the study. All responses are confidential.
Voluntary Participation / Early Withdrawal
Your participation in this study is voluntary. You can choose not to take part in the study, or you can quit at any time. If you withdraw and do not want your responses counted, please enter "DISCARD" in the nearest text box and submit.
Conflict of Interest
This research is not funded. The research team is not payed by the sponsor for doing the study. The researchers do not hold a direct financial interest in the focus of the study. We are all citizens who care about this community and are dedicated to helping our fellow community members.
Impartial Third Party Contact
If you wish to contact an impartial third party not associated with this study regarding any concerns you may have about the study or if you have questions about your rights as a subject in this study, you may contact Steve Schmidt, Ph.D., Human Protections Administrator, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, 44272, by phone (330) 325-6465 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance.