Dear Sir or Madam:
You are invited to participate in a study investigating online community users’ diabetes-related information seeking. This study is part of an effort to learn consumers’ health-related information seeking especially focusing on diabetes-related information seeking in the online community.
Your opinions are very important to the final results of my project. Results from the survey will be used to help health communication practitioners and public policy makers develop better communication strategies to educate consumers about health-related information.
Qualifications of respondents for this survey are:
1) Should be diagnosed with diabetes or have family member with diabetes currently living with.
2) Should have experience to use online communities(*) to look for diabetes-related information for him/herself or family member(s) with diabetes within the past 12 months.
(*Online communities mean communities mean groups of people with common interests and practices (e.g., diabetic-related issues) that communicate over the Internet through a common location or mechanism.)
This survey is voluntary. The questionnaire will take about 10-20 minutes to complete. If you need to stop in the middle of the survey your information will be saved, and you can return to complete the survey within two days. But please make sure you have to use the SAME computer. After you complete survey, I will send a $5 Target gift card as a way of saying thanks for your help.
Please click on the following link to participate.
If you prefer to fill out the paper-based survey, please email me with your name and mailing address. You will receive the packet including questionnaire within a few days.
If you have any questions or comments or would like a copy of the final research reports, please contact the researcher, Junga Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for helping with this important study.
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Minnesota
* I have prior approval to post the study information.
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