You are invited to participate in this research study about home pool security devices. The study is open to all adults who are over 18 years old who have a private home pool in Texas. The purpose of the study is to understand how pool safety devices impact children accessing home pools.

The online survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete. We will ask basic information about you, the number and ages of children in your home, what type of home pool you have, what safety devices you use, what experience you have with children accessing your pool, and how you view different ways of incentivizing pool safety device use.

As compensation, you can choose to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. To enter the drawing, you will be asked to enter your email address so we can contact you. Your email address will be kept separate from your survey answers and will not be linked to your answers.

The survey will be completely anonymous, so nobody will be able to identify you in relation to any of your answers.

There are no major risks you might experience from being in this study. You may have some psychological discomfort completing some survey questions about children entering your pool without permission. Even if you decide to start the survey, you can choose to not participate at any time by closing you browser. Please take the survey in one sitting; you will not be able to go back to previous questions or return to a partially completed survey.

There are no direct benefits to you. By participating, you are helping us better understand the relationship between pool safety devices and access to home pools.

If you have any questions about this research, you may contact the research team:

Karla Lawson
Phone: 512-324-0000 ext. 86732
Email:kalawson@ascension.org

Molly Johnson
Phone: 512-324-0000 ext. 86851
Email:molly.johnson2@ascension.org

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or wish to obtain information, ask questions, or discuss any concerns about this study with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact the University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board:

Phone: 512-232-1543
Email: irb@austin.utexas.edu

Please reference study number 2020-07-0018.

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