The Cleveland Clinic has asked us to share this with all of our nannies and sitters. If you have 5-10 minutes please take the time to answer these questions.
As a member of INA you have been invited to take part in the Cleveland Clinic survey because the Cleveland Clinic is interested to learn about your experiences and training with regards to food allergies. The survey consists of 46 questions, and should take between 5-10 minutes of your time. Because the data generated by this survey may be generalized and disseminated, it is considered human subjects research. Your participation is voluntary, and consent will be implied based on your participation.
The only risk to your participation is a small risk to the confidentiality of your data. Safeguards are in place to protect your data. The Cleveland Clinic is not collecting any information which will identify you. The data will be stored in a password protected computer at the Cleveland Clinic. Results from this survey will be presented in the aggregate, as group data.
With this survey, The Cleveland Clinic hope to: (1) identify nannies knowledge of food allergies, including general knowledge, recognition, and treatment of food allergies; (2) identify prevalence of food allergy in homes where children are under the care of nannies:and (3) identify gaps in knowledge and training requirements for food allergy at various nanny training institutions/conferences.
While taking this survey it is important to distinguish the difference between true food allergy vs. food intolerance. True food allergy includes life threatening reactions due to an immune response to proteins in foods. This can lead to the immediate onset of allergy symptoms including itching, hives, swelling, vomiting, coughing, wheezing, or low blood pressure causing lightheadedness. This is a syndrome called anaphylaxis. Food intolerance is not life threatening and often includes symptoms of stomach upset, bloating, gas, fatigue, hyperactivity (i.e. lactose intolerance). Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is NOT a food allergy. Please be reassured that all of your responses will remain confidential and anonymous.
This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
Feel free to contact Dr. Justin Greiwe at 216-212-5879 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
This research has been approved by the Cleveland Clinic Institutional Review Board.