Participate in Research - General Practitioners

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GPs needed: Can you help recruit gout patients?

We are looking for general practitioners who treat gout patients.

Introduction

Each year, the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at UNSW performs a number of projects involving participants. We are interested in testing the efficacy of a smart phone app in helping improve outcomes for gout sufferers.

What is the aim of the study?

The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of use of a personal, self-management, ‘smartphone’ application (app) to achieve target serum urate concentrations in people with gout. We will compare the effectiveness of two mobile apps in improving adherence to urate lowering therapy (ULT) and subsequently achieving a target plasma urate ≤ 0.36 mmol/L in participating patients.

Who is eligible to participate?

We are looking for GPs who:

·      Are based in Australia

·      Have seen gout patients within the past year

What is involved?

If you decide to take part in the research study, you will be requested to help recruit your gout patients to the study. Once recuited, you will then be asked to see your patients for routine gout check-ups and pathology services for blood tests at their enrolment and then at the 6 and 12-month time points.
 
Aside from giving up your time, we do not expect that there will be any risks or costs associated with taking part in this study.
 
Upon your participation, your practice will receive a gift card ($300) to acknowledge your valuable contribution to scientific research.

Register your interest

To register your interest in the study, or for more information, please contact Jacob Bechara at med.gout.app@unsw.edu.au or 1800 931 544.