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Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Working with Older Adults; Sanchez, Moore, and Flagg

Dear Potential Participant,

My name is Zachary Sanchez. I am a senior nursing student at Middle Tennessee State University, asking for your help to complete my undergraduate research project.

Study Description & Purpose

I am studying beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of health science undergraduate students related to working with older adults. There is a need for a more contemporary and sensitive scale to measure these. We are in the process of testing and validating a new scale that we have created (Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Working with Older Adults; Sanchez, Moore, and Flagg).There are approximately 40 scale questions and some demographic questions. It will take about 20 minutes to complete.

There is a global need for more people to join the eldercare workforce as the world's population ages and eldercare needs become more complex. We will be using the information provided to study how to improve the numbers of healthcare professionals working in geriatric-specific fields. Participation is voluntary, and you may decline or stop at any point. 

IRB Details:

• Protocol Title: Beliefs and Attitudes of Undergraduate Health Science Students Toward Working with Older Adults: Scale Development and Evaluation

•Primary Investigator: Zachary Sanchez;Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shelley Moore

•PI Department & College: Nursing, CBHS

•ProtocolID:21-1193 2qApproval Date:06.01.2021;Expiration Date:12/31/2022

Target Participant Pool– Anyone 18 years and older who is an undergraduate health science major.

Risks & Discomforts –There are no foreseeable risks to completing the survey.

Benefits– The information from this survey may not benefit you directly but may help healthcare professionals devise strategies to increase recruitment into geriatric-specific fields.

Additional Information– All responses will remain confidential. Participants who do not meet eligibility will be excluded.

Compensation– There will be no compensation for completion of the survey.

Contact Information–Zachary Sanchez,;zacharya.sanchez@gmail.comPhone:629-333-2552

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shelley Moore; Phone: (615) 898-5729

Please enter the survey by clicking the link in the bottom of the email. You will be given a chance to read the entire informed consent to assist you make a final determination.

Thank you for your consideration. Your assistance is appreciated.


Zachary Sanchez, Student Nurse, MTSU

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