Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (5K23HD082312)
First Online: 22 February 2020
Compliance with Ethical Standards
: The authors report no conflict of interest, finance, or otherwise.
: The intent of this project was to improve the effectiveness of an ongoing program and inform decisions about future program development, this project was found to be a program evaluation rather than human subjects research. While a formal determination that planned activities would not involve human subjects research was not sought, categorization of this project as program evaluation was made with guidance from staff in the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) at the University of Pittsburgh.
: The intent of our project is to improve program effectiveness and to inform decisions about future program development using a questionnaire survey tool to check new knowledge and skills learned. Therefore, this study does not include humans’ or animals’ specimens for study.
: All participants were informed verbally and in writing that completing the questionnaires was voluntary and the survey would be used to calculate summary statistics. No identifying details such as names, date of birth, or identity number were collected.