If you’re reading this, then lucky you!
You are being invited to take part in a research study titled “What are the benefits of sport and leisure activities?” – It’s all about hearing your voice on how being active makes you feel!
Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Feel free to email us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.
What is the purpose of the study?
This research is being undertaken on members of Brio Leisure. We want to find out what benefits you obtain from participation in sport and leisure activities. It is well known that there are many health benefits of physical activity, but we are also interested in knowing more, in your own words, about the actual value that you attach to these benefits and the wider impact on your family, friends and community.
Why have I been chosen?
You have been chosen because you hold a Brio Leisure membership.
Do I have to take part?
It is up to you to decide whether to take part. If you decide to take part, you can print this information sheet for future reference and you will be asked to consent for your information to be used in this research. If you decide to take part, you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. A decision to withdraw at any time, or a decision not to take part, will not affect you in any way.
What will happen to me if I take part?
You will be asked to complete and online questionnaire, which should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.
What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?
There are no disadvantages or risks foreseen in taking part in the study.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
By taking part, you will be contributing to the increased knowledge of the real value that members of sport and leisure facilities place on their activities.
What if something goes wrong?
If you wish to complain or have any concerns about any aspect of the way you have been approached or treated during the course of this study, please contact Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, 01244 511000.
Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?
You will not be asked for any identifiable or sensitive information and, as such, all information that you provide will be completely anonymous. All information which is collected during this research will be kept strictly confidential and only the researcher carrying out the research will have access to the information.
Participants should note that data collected from this project may be retained and published in an anonymised form. By agreeing to participate in this project, you are consenting to the retention and publication of data.
What will happen to the results of the research study?
The results will be written up into a report for Brio Leisure and for an academic publication for The University of Chester. Individuals who participate will not be identified in any subsequent report or publication.
Who is organising the research?
The research is conducted as part of an evaluation of the impact that Brio Leisure services have on the health and wellbeing of the Cheshire West and Cheshire population. Academics within the Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition at the University of Chester are undertaking this evaluation.
Who may I contact for further information?
If you would like more information about the research before you decide whether you would be willing to take part, please get in touch.
Thank you for your interest in this research.