Evaluation of Pharmacist Perceptions Regarding the Role of Pharmacists in Providing Patient Care Services

Dear Pharmacist:
You are invited to complete this survey involving research entitled, “Evaluation of pharmacist perceptions regarding the role of pharmacists in providing patient care services” conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.  The survey consists of questions about your knowledge and self-efficacy regarding patient care services offered by pharmacists, as well as your confidence in your ability to perform various patient care services. The risk associated with this study is no greater than everyday life.

The results of this survey will help to provide information about your views about the pharmacists’ ability and willingness to provide patient care services. This information can be used to help develop and tailor education and services to meet pharmacists’ needs during a time of change in pharmacy practice.
Completing this online survey is completely voluntary.

It is estimated that the survey will take less than 20 minutes to complete.  Your answers to the survey will remain confidential.  Your name will not be associated with the survey.  Your participation is fully voluntary and no compensation will be provided.  If you feel uncomfortable answering a survey question, you may choose to not answer that question.  If you wish to stop your participation in this research study, you may stop the survey at any time.  If you choose to participate in this study please click the link to begin the survey.

Thank you for your time and participation!  If you have any questions about the study, want additional information, or wish to receive results of the study, please contact the primary researcher conducting this study.  You may keep this survey cover letter for your information.  The following is the primary researcher’s contact information:

If you have questions about the survey, please contact:
Sharon B.S. Gatewood, Pharm.D.
School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 980533
Richmond, Virginia 23298-05338
Phone: (804) 828-3589
E-mail: ssgatewood@vcu.edu

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study, you may contact:
Office for Research
Virginia Commonwealth University
800 East Leigh Street, Suite 115
P.O. Box 980568
Richmond, VA  23298
Telephone:  804-828-0868

You may also contact this number for general questions, concerns or complaints about the research.  Please call this number if you cannot reach the primary researcher or if you wish to talk to someone else.  Additional information about participation in research studies can be found at http://www.research.vcu.edu/irb/volunteers.htm.

Please complete the survey via the link:
http://vcupharmacy.us2.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?Q_SS=9mkvfIIJ6EX51eB_4N34cTjpvJ4MPVb&_=1

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