Anonymous Web-Based Survey of Anabolic Steroid Use

You are being invited to participate in a research study about anabolic steroid use. This research project is being conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), located in Winston-Salem, NC.

The primary investigator of this research project is Joseph Aloi, MD. 

Thomas O'Connor MD is working on this project as a third-party collaborating physician.

The objective of this research project is to attempt to understand why patients use anabolic steroids, how they have used them, experiences while using them, and experiences with physicians regarding discussing anabolic steroid use. It is being conducted as an anonymous web-based survey only.

The survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete

The primary identified risks to participated are as follows: 

The survey will ask about past experiences of abuse, which may cause participants to experience feelings of distress.The study involves discussion of your experience with anabolic steroids. You should only participate in the survey if you are comfortable anonymously disclosing details related to this. The information you provide will potentially help the medical community gain a better understanding of anabolic steroid use and how to provide better care for patients whom have used or are using anabolic steroids. There are no costs for participating in the study

This survey is anonymous; do not write your name on the questionnaire. No one will be able to identify you, nor will anyone know whether you participated in this study. All responses will be anonymously recorded and confidential.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate, please proceed by checking the "I agree" consent box and clicking "submit", which will begin the survey. You must also be 18 years of age or older- please confirm this below.

This study was approved under the Wake Forest School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB) Protocol # IRB00057901. The IRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect your rights. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, or you would like to discuss any concerns about this study, have questions or want to offer input, or you want to obtain additional information, you should contact the Chairperson of the IRB at (336) 716-4542. For specific study related questions, please contact Alex K Bonnecaze MD (whom you may contact by calling (336) 716-4542 and requesting to contact)

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