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 versions the app 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 Sydney

·      Use electronic patient records and prescribing systems

·      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. You will be requested to provide researchers access to your software so that they can search and extract patient lists for recruitment, minimising the burden on you. This process can be done with a practice nurse.
 
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.
 
On completion of the study, your GP practice will receive a gift card to acknowledge your valuable contribution to scientific research.

Register your interest

To register your interest in the study, or for more information, please email Dr Eindra Aung: eindra.aung@unsw.edu.au.