View Full Version : How can I find SCI kids in NJ
11-03-2006, 12:59 PM
Hello...I really need to contact kids (5-15 years old) who live in NJ or who can commute to NJ a few times a week. My hospital is conducting an amazing study to help kids with SCI exercise on a therapy bike, and we're having trouble locating people. I am sure there are tons of kids (and parents of kids) who would love to be in the study (it's free therapy!) but just don't know it's out there. Does anyone know of any way to reach out? I do get responses from this board but it's nationwide, and we need to find NJ-based kids. Internet is mostly nationwide, not state specific... any help is appreciated!! Or if anyone knows any SCI-kids in NJ...spread the word!
11-03-2006, 01:10 PM
Noone should ever give information out about their kids over an internet message board. If you really are with a hospital offering this program (and you may very well be) you need to post a link to the hospitals website and there should be information on the website about this program along with a phone number and contact information so your hospital can be researched. That way if anyone has questions about your programs they could contact the appropriate state agency or accreditation agency.
And check how you word things. Saying you need to contact children 5-15 sounds kind of eery and actually you need to talk with their parents first.
If your program is legit though this is one of the best boards to get your message out. I would encourage you though to explain the program entirely and try to stay away from a typical advertisement.
Again though I wouldnt recommend anyone give this person any information over the internet. If they provide a hospital's name and number then any contact I would make would be over the phone once I verified that this was a real hospital.
11-03-2006, 04:29 PM
I agree. If this is legitimate. post a phone number and your insitutions information. Otherwise I would not advise forum members to respond with any personal information here or by e-mail to the poster since there is no way to validate that this is who they say they are. I am also moving this over to Announcements. It does not belong in Care.
I am curious if your human subjects Institutional Review Board approval process approved you soliciting subjects by posting on the internet like this. Ours would not.
If you look in older posts the info is them. However, I am not going to reseach the legitimacy further as I do not have kids with SCI.
11-05-2006, 10:16 PM
are you from mountainside hospital?