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By participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Back and Neck Pain, you have the chance to win prizes. We're offering one lucky winner a $500 gift card, and there are two additional winners will each receive a $250 gift card. For more information about the prizes and the rules governing the Prize Draw, please refer to the Terms and Conditions document. Good luck to all participants!

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Participant information sheet

The Participant Information Sheet is a vital document that provides important details about the Australian Longitudinal Study on Back and Neck Pain. We strongly encourage you to carefully read and familiarise yourself with its contents before deciding to participate in the study. The Participant Information Sheet is designed to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the study's purpose, procedures, potential risks and benefits, and your rights as a participant.

What is the Participant Information Sheet?

The Participant Information Sheet serves as a comprehensive guide that outlines essential information about the study. It covers various aspects, including the study's objectives, the data collection process, confidentiality measures, and how your information will be used. It is crucial to carefully review this document to make an informed decision about your participation.Click to download Participant Information Sheet

Why is it important to read the information?

Informed Decision-Making and Written Informed Consent: The Participant Information Sheet empowers you to make an informed decision about participating in the study. It ensures that you understand the nature of the research, the data that will be collected, and the potential impact of your involvement. To proceed with participation, we will require your Written Informed Consent, which will be obtained through a separate Participant Consent Form in the survey platform. You can see a preview of the Participant Consent Form on this page Click to download consent form

Transparency and Consent: By reading the Participant Information Sheet, you gain transparency into the study's purpose, procedures, and potential risks or benefits. It enables you to provide informed consent, demonstrating your voluntary agreement to participate based on a clear understanding of what it entails. The separate consent form will allow you to provide your Written Informed Consent explicitly.

Protecting Your Rights and Privacy: The Participant Information Sheet outlines your rights as a participant and the steps taken to protect your privacy and confidentiality. It helps you understand how your data will be handled, stored, and used.

By carefully reviewing the Participant Information Sheet and providing your Written Informed Consent through the separate consent form, you can make an informed decision about your participation in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Back and Neck Pain. We encourage you to take the time to read this document thoroughly and reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Your well-being and understanding of the study are of utmost importance to us.

Consent form information

The Participant Consent Form is a crucial document that formalises your participation in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Back and Neck Pain. We kindly request you to carefully read and understand the content of the Participant Information Sheet before providing your consent Click to download information sheet.

Note: You will be presented with a fillable version of the Participant Consent Form in the survey, and you can sign it there. You do not need to download the file below and send it to us.

What is the Participant Consent Form?

The Participant Consent Form is a consent form that indicates your voluntary participation in the study. It serves as a formal document stating that you have been provided with the necessary information regarding the study's purpose, procedures, potential risks and benefits, and your rights as a participant. By signing this form, you are giving your Written Informed Consent for the collection, use, and storage of your data.

Why is it important to provide your consent?

Voluntary Participation: Your consent is a fundamental aspect of your participation in the study. It signifies that your involvement is entirely voluntary and that you have been fully informed about the study's objectives, procedures, and potential implications. Your consent allows you to contribute to valuable research on back and neck pain while maintaining control over your involvement.

Protecting Your Rights and Privacy: The Participant Consent Form outlines your rights as a participant and ensures that your privacy and confidentiality are protected. It provides details on how your data will be handled, stored securely, and used for research purposes only. Your consent ensures that your personal information remains confidential and is used in a manner consistent with ethical guidelines.

To provide your Written Informed Consent, please start the survey and complete the consent form there.

Withdrawal of consent

We want to assure you that your participation in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Back and Neck Pain is entirely voluntary. We respect your autonomy and understand that circumstances may change, leading you to reconsider your involvement in the study.

If, at any point during the study, you decide to withdraw your consent and discontinue your participation, you have the right to do so without providing a reason. We fully support your decision, and there will be no negative consequences or impact on your relationship with us or the study team.

By completing this withdrawal form, you are informing us that you wish to withdraw from the study. We kindly ask you to provide the necessary information so that we can appropriately process your request. Once we receive your withdrawal form, we will ensure that your data is securely stored and that no further data collection or contact will occur.