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The Gout App (GAPP) Study: Information for GPs 

Update February 2020: Recruitment for this study has now closed. 
More updates on the GAPP Study coming soon.

If you would like to have more information on the UNSW Gout App (GAPP) Study, or are interested in participating in gout research studies in the future, please feel free to email us at or call us at 1800 931 544. 

If you are currently taking part in the UNSW Gout App (GAPP) Study and have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Department of Clinical Pharmacology is 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?

GPs taking part in this study are requested to help recruit their patients diagnosed with gout. Once recruited, they are asked to see their 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 the GPs’ time, we do not expect that there will be any risks or costs associated with taking part in this study. After participation, each GP practice receives a gift card ($300) to acknowledge their valuable contribution to the research.

Who is eligible to participate?

GPs based in Australia and have seen gout patients within the past year. 

To register your interest in gout research studies in the future, or for more information on the GAPP Study, please contact Dr Matthew Coleshill at or 1800 931 544.