Opportunities - EMPATHY: A Qualitative Study

EMPATHY: A Qualitative Study

University of Alberta, School of Public Health




EMPATHY is an acronym for:

Evaluation of routinely Measured PATient reported outcomes in HemodialYsis care.


The purpose of this study is to understand how patients’ responses about quality of life on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) surveys, and/or the use of treatment aids, inform patient care in dialysis units.


This is an opportunity for patient participation. Participants will be invited to share their experiences of using these surveys and/or treatment aids, and the impact their communication about their care experience has had on others. The results of this study may help health care teams improve the care they provide to patients with kidney disease.


Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for in-centre hemodialysis patients within the Alberta Kidney Care – North program to participate in a single interview. The interview will ask participants to share their experiences completing specific routine surveys that are part of their health care and that ask patients to rate the severity of various symptoms and functions related to their health.


Time Commitment

Participants will be asked to participate in one phone interview approximately 45 minutes long.



Participants will be compensated $20 for their time.




Hilary Short