The InfantRisk Center is starting a series of research surveys to find out what, if
any, side effects occur in a mother taking
specific medications and their breastfed infant. Moms all
around the world are asking for this information, and with many drugs, nothing
is available. Your participation will
help us provide other mothers with
pertinent information to assist them in making an informed decision regarding
breastfeeding their infant while taking certain medications.
I want to assure you that none of your information
will be shared with anyone else, and your email address will not be shared,
sold, or given to any other agency. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a covered entity and is required to comply with the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which means we are
legally obligated to protect your information.
If you have any questions
regarding the survey or the research project, you may contact me by e-mail
Again, thanks for helping other moms.
Thomas W. Hale R.Ph., Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Director, InfantRisk Center
We are interested in your use of hydroxychloroquine during lactation, your breastfeeding experience while taking this drug, your evaluation of your infant and your demographics (age, education, employment, socioeconomic status, etc) to compile a broad base of information about the effects of this drug and the population of nursing women who take this drug.
Participation in this research project is entirely voluntary and optional. Completing this survey(s) will provide no direct benefit to you, but will contribute to our understanding of this drug’s safety. Your participation will be the time it takes to complete one survey now (anticipated to take about 20-30 minutes) and, if you are willing, to complete a follow-up survey in 6 months (anticipated to take about 20-25 minutes).
The only foreseeable risk could be a loss of confidentiality regarding your information. However, we restrict access to this program and the data to only approved programmers and research personnel to prevent this from occurring. Some, but not all questions, require an answer so we can shift to the proper place in the survey to ask you the right questions. Some questions may have default answers, which you can change yourself if you wish.
By continuing and completing the survey, you are giving consent to have your responses used for research purposes. You may also give consent to have your email address stored for future surveys."
James Abbey, MD