CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
An examination of the factors that influence veterinary professionals’ decision making
considering the treatment of myiasis in pet rabbits
Dr Mary Fraser
The aim of this study is to examine how veterinary surgeons approach the care of rabbits presented with myiasis / fly strike.
This work is being undertaken for completion of the BSAVA Masters in Clinical Veterinary Research
I am looking for Veterinary surgeons working in general practice in the UK who qualified from UK vet school.
If you agree to participate in the study, you will be asked to take part in a short telephone interview of half an hour. You will be presented with a photograph and case history of a rabbit suffering from myiasis and asked about your decision(s) for this case. Interviews will be recorded and later transcribed by the researcher for analysis. Only the researcher will have access to this data.
Whilst it is hoped that you will be able to answer all questions you can decline to answer any questions if you so wish. You will be free to withdraw from the study at any stage. Although the researcher will know the identity of the interviewee it will not be possible for you to be identified in any reporting of the data gathered as a number will be assigned to each participant. All original data collected will be kept in a secure place for the duration of the study following which it will be destroyed. The results may be published in a journal or presented at a conference.
It is hoped that this research will give insight into the factors which influence decision making in general practice, raise awareness of myiasis in rabbits and supplement evidence available for the education of veterinary students in the decision making process.
If you would be willing to take part in this research please email firstname.lastname@example.org