Participate in Gout Research | GPs

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GPs needed: Can you help us recruit gout patients?

The Department of Clinical Pharmacology are are interested in testing the efficacy of a smart phone app in helping improve outcomes for gout sufferers. We are actively looking for general practitioners who can help recurit gout patients. 

Our 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.

What is involved?

If you decide to take part in the research, you will be requested to help recruit your gout patients. 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. After participation, your practice will receive a gift card ($300) to acknowledge your valuable contribution to the research.
 

Eligibility & Registration Information

If you are a GP based in Australia and have seen gout patients within the past year, you are eligible to take part in this study. 

To register your interest, or for more information, please contact Dr Matthew Coleshill at med.gout.app@unsw.edu.au or 1800 931 544.