Research Surveys

Below is a list of IRB approved research surveys. Please complete some or all of them to contribute to ongoing research and help propel our Physical Therapy profession forward.

Study #1:

We need your input to examine how physical therapists address patient adherence to Home Exercise Programs!


You must be a licensed physical therapist, actively treating patients within the United States.

What's Involved?

  • A questionnaire that takes approximately 10-15 mins to complete.
  • A 45-60-minute, audio-recorded interview via Zoom.

What are the Benefits?

Contribute to our understanding of how PTs increase adherence to Home Exercise Programs.
To Sign-up or Request More Information:
Contact: Dr. Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH
Or Go Directly to the Survey:

Link to Flyer
Link to IRB Approval

Study #2:


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Interested in sharing your sleep experiences?
Interested in supporting graduate health science students' sleep health?


To participate in this UIndy Research Study, read the informed consent form carefully and follow the link below.
password: 2bahealthysleeper

Time commitment: 1 hour interview and 15 minute follow-up 2-3 weeks afterwards.

All participants will receive a $10 gift card after all interviews have been completed.

Please contact the researcher for questions:
Amanda Hood-Abernethy or 828-302-5223
Approved by the UIndy IRB - Approval # 01815; Date: 2/27/2023.

Study #3:

To Whom This May Concern,

You have been selected to participate in a survey that will help future research aimed at grip and pinch strength normative data collection. This survey research is part of our Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program requirements from Western Michigan University.

This survey will be used to help guide our research by identifying which instruments clinicians (OT/OTA & PT/PTA) prefer to assess hand strength – either hydraulic or electronic meters. Our field desperately needs new normative data given that norms from 1985 are typically used in the clinical environment.

Please let us know if you would be willing to participate in our survey or if you could send it out to your clinical team at your facility. It will take approximately 5 minutes. Upon completion of the survey, participants can enter a drawing to receive a $50 gift card.

Please use the Qualtrics Survey link below to access our survey:

If you have any further questions or concerns before, during or after the survey, you can reach us at: 616-970-1800.


Study #4:

Dear Potential Participant,

You are being invited to participate in a voluntary research study about stress and burnout in physical therapist clinical instructors. Ryan Pontiff is a Texas Woman’s University (TWU) PhD candidate and is conducting the study as a part of his dissertation work. His faculty advisor is Peggy Gleeson.

Link to Online Survey: Stress and Burnout in Physical Therapy Clinical Instructors Survey

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of stress and burnout in physical therapist clinical instructors.

Participation includes a one-time completion of a single online survey with three (3) parts. The first part will be a demographics form to gather information about the participants taking the survey. The other two parts are outcome measures aimed at measuring stress and burnout levels. All three parts are taken at one time, and each part should take no more than five (5) minutes for a total of fifteen (15) minutes to complete the surveys. You will be able to save your answers and return to the survey if you need.

This study is open to all physical therapists who have had a student within the past 12 months and those who were full-time employees during the student’s clinical experience. You must have had a primary grading responsibility for a student physical therapist within the past 12 months.

Your consent for participation in this research will be assumed upon clicking on and completing the survey below. There are no direct benefits to you for completing the survey. Potential risks of this study include loss of time, emotional or psychological distress, and loss of confidentiality. Confidentiality will be protected to the extent that is allowed by law. All data will be stored electronically using an encrypted transcription and data analysis software application. The data will only be retrievable with the project’s unique username and password. Only the Primary Investigator and research committee will have access to the data.

The researchers will try to prevent any problem that could happen because of this research. You should let the researchers know at once if there is a problem, and they will help you. However, Texas Woman's University does not provide medical services or financial assistance for injuries that might happen because you are taking part in this research. If services are needed, you may contact the primary investigator who can provide you with resources.

If you would like additional information on this Institutional Review Board-approved study or have any questions regarding the study, you may email the primary investigator:

Thank you for your consideration.

Ryan Pontiff, PT, DPT, PhD(c)
PhD Candidate at Texas Woman's University
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist


Study #5:

Clinician Survey

Are you a practicing Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant? We would be interested in hearing about your views on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in your clinical practice.Interested participants (18 years of age or older) will complete an anonymous 20-30 minute survey online. Your participation will be greatly appreciated! For more information, please visit:

Student Survey

Are you a Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant Student? We would be interested in hearing about your views on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in your academic and clinical experience.Interested participants (18 years of age or older) will complete an anonymous 20-30 minute survey online. Your participation will be greatly appreciated! For more information, please visit:


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