Practitioner's Beliefs and Experiences of Behaviour Support
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Practitioner's Beliefs and Experiences of Behaviour Support




The purpose of this project is to explore the barriers clinicians face when implementing positive behaviour support and improve the quality of care clinicians can provide. 

Thank you for participating in this survey. We would like to gain an insight into your perceptions about positive behaviour support and the impact this support has on quality of life. Your participation will involve the completion of the following survey. It will take around 30 minutes to complete and will ask you about your experiences as a behaviour support practitioner. We ask you to be open and frank in your responses. The survey will not ask for identifying information; however, it will ask you to provide examples of practice, as well as your thoughts about certain issues. All comments and responses will be treated confidentially unless required by law.

Participation. Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you are not obliged to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage. You will be unable to withdraw data collected about yourself after you have submitted the survey. Your decision whether to take part or not, or to take part and then withdraw, will in no way impact upon your current or future relationship with Humanity Health Group or the University of Southern Queensland.

Consent to Participate. Submission of your responses to the survey is an indication of consent to participate in the research. You may also request that any data collected about you be withdrawn and confidentially destroyed.  If you do wish to withdraw from this project or withdraw data collected about you simply close the survey without submitting it. Note, that you will be unable to withdraw data collected about yourself after the data has been analysed as it will, at that point, be in a de-identified format. This means it will not be able to be identified back to you.

Privacy and Confidentiality. The data will be stored digitally on Humanity Health Groups Sharepoint system and only the project leader and research team members will have password-protected access to the data. Only the research team will have access to the data. Any data collected as a part of this project will be stored securely as per Humanity Health Group Privacy and Data Storage Police University of Southern Queensland’s Research Data Management policy and may be used for future research. Please note that data collected may be retained and used for future research purposes. 

Risks. In participating in the survey there are no anticipated risks beyond normal day-to-day living. If during the surveys you feel you no longer want to participate, then you can terminate your participation at any time. In the survey, you will be asked about your experiences as a behaviour support practitioner. Sometimes thinking about the sorts of issues raised in the interview can create some uncomfortable or distressing feelings. If you need to talk to someone about this immediately, Lifeline support is available throughout Australia by calling 13 11 14; Beyond Blue ( can be contacted on 1300 22 4636, or you may wish to consider consulting your General Practitioner (GP) for additional support.

Concerns or Complaints Regarding the Conduct of the Project. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project, you may contact the University of Southern Queensland Manager of Research Integrity and Ethics on +61 7 4631 1839 or email The Manager of Research Integrity and Ethics is not connected with the research project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an unbiased manner. 

Concerns or Complaints Regarding the Conduct of the Project. If you have any questions, please contact the research team members: 

Chief Investigator 

Professor Nicola Binks 


Phone: + 61 420332625

Other Investigator Details

Dr Kylie Henderson


There are 19 questions in this survey.

Consent to Participate

Clicking on the 'submit' button at the conclusion of the questionnaire is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate in the research