Risks, Triggers, and Protective Factors Related to the Expression of Ovarian Cancer

Completion of this survey implies consent to participate in a study conducted by Dr. Sandra Cesario, a nurse researcher at Texas Woman’s University in Houston.  The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a clustering of risk or protective factors that increase or decrease a woman’s chances of receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Responses from women both with and without ovarian cancer are being sought in order to better understand what factors may be uniquely associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis. 


There are no right or wrong answers to the questions on this online survey that is estimated to take 20-30 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept completely confidential.  No identifying information will be included in the questionnaire. Only authorized persons will have access to the information gathered in this study. The Texas Women’s University Institutional Review Board (IRB) may inspect study records during internal auditing procedures. All electronic information will be secured in a password protected environment.  All research data calculated in a paper format will be kept in a locked secure location in a locked room with access only by the researcher.


The results of the study will be used for scholarly purposes only and may be presented in educational settings or published in a professional healthcare journal. If you have concerns or questions about this study, please contact The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Texas Woman’s University at (940) 898-3375 or via email research@twu.edu   You may also contact the researcher directly at (713) 794-2110 or via email cesario-research@hotmail.com


By beginning the survey, you acknowledge that you have read this information and agree to participate in this research, with the knowledge that you are free to withdraw your participation at any time without penalty. Feel free to share the link to this survey with other women age 18 or older and invite them to participate in this important study. Your time and participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Continue ONLY when finished. You will be unable to return or change your answers.

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