My name is Michelle Litchman. I am a doctoral student at the University of Utah College of Nursing. For my dissertation research I am examining online peer-to-peer health among individuals with diabetes. I am interested in knowing the relationship between the intensity to which someone is involved with TuDiabetes and their health. Currently, there is very little research about the Diabetes Online Community and peer-to-peer health.
I will be gathering data through a confidential survey that can be accessed online. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Please link to the survey here. I will donate $2, up to $1000 maximum, to the Diabetes Hands Foundation for every survey that is completed.
Once the data has been analyzed, I will follow-up with the TuDiabetes community to share my findings. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Michelle Litchman, MS, FNP-BC
University of Utah PhD Student
I just finished the survey, but one part was a bit confusing. Where you had to select a degree between 1 and 7 about whether your healthcare team was, for example, "informed" or "uninformed" I started thinking too much and almost skipped the entire part. All I could think of was "Informed/uninformed about what?" Same with the other questions in that section, and even the next about the online community. I dunno, are you guys moral or immoral? :p And what am I even talking about? Moral diabetes management or moral "take a penny, leave a penny?" I don't know either, just ignore me. The point is...
I DID THE SURVEY! :D
And I somehow have 2 blank replies...will someone delete them please? Sorry 'bout that.
Only you can delete your blank replies, Cara. You do so by clicking on the little "x" on the right top.
Ah, thanks Zoe. I'm sorry, I tend to come and go a lot here on tudiabetes, and I don't leave my mark all that often. Thanks again.
No problem; I'm on here all the time and it took me forever to notice that little "x"...saved me a couple times when my fingers typed something my brain didn't want them to say!
The link to the survey doesn't work. Are you still doing the survey?
I tried clicking on it and it seems to work ok for me.
Yes, I am still doing the survey. I'm sorry you were not able to open the embedded link. Try this: https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/nursing/redcap/surveys/?s=PdTqzI
If you are still having difficulty opening the link, please let me know.
Nope, the link is still not working for me. Oh well...
Hi, I just copied the link which is http://j.mp/MSuDDa and pasted it in to a new window and the survey came right up.
Just following up, how goes the study? Reached a large enough sample size... yet?