Practitioner Survey: J-pouch/Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery

Principle Investigator: Rachel Winter, MD, MPH

This brief survey is part of a research study on the topic of j-pouch (IPAA) surgery in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC). It is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives who provide care specifically for patients with ulcerative colitis. The purpose is to ascertain general provider knowledge about the j-pouch procedure, as well as to define how providers approach discussions about these procedures and potential fertility complications related to this procedure.

This survey will be administered to approximately 500 health care professionals and your contact information was obtained from a colleague in the field of gastroenterology, colorectal surgery or obstetrics/gynecology. This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please contact Dr. Rachel Winter or Dr. Sonia Friedman at (617) 732-6389 for questions or concerns regarding this survey. If you’d like to speak to someone not involved in this research about your rights as a research subject, or any concerns or complaints you may have about the research, contact the Partners Human Research Committee at (857) 282-1900.

Responses will be completely anonymous. Submitted surveys cannot be tracked and there is very a low risk of breach of confidentiality. The data will not be used in clinical care and will only be viewed by members of the research team. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and you may choose to stop the survey at any time. Deciding not to participate will not affect your professional standing or evaluations in the program or department.

Thank you for completing the following survey; we appreciate your time.

Rachel Winter, MD, MPH

Sonia Friedman, MD

Joel Goldberg, MD, MPH

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