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Online Survey on Computer Password Usage.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Towson University Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2006
Last updated: February 24, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

Researchers at Towson University are conducting a study of computer password behaviors among users who have difficulty using their hands and arms (e.g., individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, high level spinal cord injuries, etc.). Volunteers are needed to take a short 5-10 minute online survey.

The survey is completely confidential and anonymous. If you would like to participate, please visit the URL below. Thank you.

Condition Intervention
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Behavioral: password usage

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by Towson University:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Two researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Towson University are seeking individuals who have difficulty using their hands and arms (e.g., as result of carpal tunnel syndrome, high level spinal cord injuries, etc.) to participate in a survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and all responses will remain completely confidential and anonymous.

The purpose of the survey is to gain insight into the computing behaviors of individuals with upper-body motor impairments. We expect that the results will help researchers and system developers create more effective access control techniques to meet the special needs of this user population. The results should also assist employers in providing improved technical and procedural support to computer users that have difficulties using standard input devices.

If you would like to take the online survey, please go to the following link:

If you prefer a paper version of the survey, please send us an e-mail that contains your mailing address and we will send the survey to you.

Contact information:

John D'Arcy, Ph.D. ( Jinjuan Feng, Ph.D. ( Department of Computer & Information Sciences Towson University 7800 York Road Towson, MD 21252 U.S.A.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Users who have difficulty using their hands or arms

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00357136

United States, Maryland
Towson University
Towson, Maryland, United States, 21252
Sponsors and Collaborators
Towson University
Principal Investigator: Jinjuan Feng, Ph. D. Towson University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Towson University Identifier: NCT00357136     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 888
Study First Received: July 26, 2006
Last Updated: February 24, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on September 21, 2017