Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

Your Assistance Needed: Doctoral Project on NAFLD

Posted 11 months ago by Derek Leffert

AMNP Member and Scholarship Coordinator Kelly Casler is asking for your help in her doctoral project. Please take a moment to assist her in completing her research and helping current and future patients.

Thank you in advance.

Dear Colleague,

As a fellow member of the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners I would like to invite you to participate in a project I am conducting as a doctoral student at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) School of Nursing.

Title: An Online Toolkit to Improve Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Awareness of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease in Adults 

If you choose to participate, we will ask take a survey, review an online tool-kit for NAFLD and repeat the survey at the end. 

There are no personal risks to participating in this study beyond the usual risks associated with operating a computer and answering questions about identification and treatment of liver disease. Taking part in this project is voluntary and you may choose to start or end participation at any time over the six week study period. Therefore, you may leave and come back to the project survey/site at a later time. Completing both the surveys will be interpreted as your consent to participate in this project. Any data that is collected during your participation in the project will be collected anonymously and stored on a secure KUMC server.  

The benefit of this study in that you  may gain new knowledge on NAFLD and contribute to the findings of this study, which will be used to improve toolkits for use in primary care. Participation or not will have no impact on you and your relationship with this organization or KUMC.

Contact Kelly Casler, project director, at if you have any questions about the project or the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 1032, Kansas City, KS, 66160, (913) 588-1240, or email

If you agree to be a participant in the project please visit the toolkit HERE

Kelly Casler, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice student
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Kelly Bosak, PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing