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STUDY BASICS

Are you scheduled to have a surgical procedure for a benign gynecological condition such as fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help understand patients’ perceptions about the role of medical students in their healthcare. This study includes two phone or online interviews lasting about 1.5 hours total.


STUDY PURPOSE

During a gynecological surgical procedure, healthcare team members such as doctors, nurses, trainees, and medical students may perform pelvic examinations on patients who are under anesthesia. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how patients perceive the consent process and how patients understand the role medical students play in their healthcare. Researchers hope their findings lead to better communication between patients and healthcare providers in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Ages 18 and up
  • Scheduled to have a gynecologic surgical procedure for a benign condition such as fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, etc.
  • Have biologically female sexual organs and genitalia

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Study participation includes two interviews that will take place by phone or online. The first 30-60 minute interview will occur before surgery; the second 15-30 minute interview will be scheduled 1-2 weeks after surgery.


IRB: STUDY19110229
- Patient Perceptions of Consent to Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Remote Research

NO IN-PERSON VISITS REQUIRED
PHONE NUMBER: 1-866-438-8230
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INTERESTED?

Visit pittplusme.org/study/1765 and click on "I'm Interested" or call 1-866-438-8230.


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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Judy Chang

Judy Chang, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Internal Medicine, and Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on patient-provider communication in obstetric care and the relationship between sociocultural influences and healthcare.