Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants

Kansas PAs asked to participate in survey on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on pain management treatment practices

Posted about 1 month ago

The University of Kentucky’s Institutional Review Board has invited Kansas PAs to participate in a qualitative research study about the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on pain management treatment practices. A team of researchers at University of Kentucky have developed this web-based survey and have asked various professional organizations to share this opportunity among its provider members.

The primary aim of this study is to learn about the impact of this pandemic on pain management treatment practices from the perspectives of providers. These perspectives will be used to shed light on the challenges faced by providers during a pandemic as well as to inform infrastructure needs.

Here is a link to their survey, if you wish to participate.

University of Kentucky pain management treatment practices survey

This link works on both laptops and cell phones.  Once the survey is opened, participants are directed to a cover letter where he/she provides consent to participate in the research.  The survey will close on April 30, 2021.

If you choose to participate in this web-based survey, it will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Additionally, please feel free to pass this research opportunity along to other providers you may know – every provider voice and perspective shared through this study will help the research team develop a comprehensive understanding of how this pandemic has impacted treatment practices and help the research team identify challenges faced by providers. The results can be used to better support providers in their clinical efforts.

The principal investigators for this study are Cheryl Vanderford, MSPAS, PA-C and Karen Clancy, PhD at the University of Kentucky. If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Cheryl Vanderford at cheryl.vanderford@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 562-2523, or Karen Clancy at kclancy@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 323-3566.

This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Kentucky [protocol 59773] on 8/24/2020.