Opportunities - Evaluation of a website to support patients with chronic kidney disease

Evaluation of a website to support patients with chronic kidney disease

University of Calgary

 

Background

Our study aims to test a website that was developed with patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, to provide information and resources to help support those with chronic kidney disease. We would like to test and receive feedback on the website before we make it available to the public.

 

The website provides information and resources on topics relevant to managing chronic kidney disease. In addition to written information, the website is interactive – for example, there are videos, tools that provide guidance on selecting kidney-friendly foods and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications, and the ability to create a custom food list and question list for discussion with your healthcare team. 

 

Findings from this study will inform refinements to the website to ensure that the features and content is relevant and meaningful to users like yourself. We are looking for adult participants with lived experience of chronic kidney disease that are not on dialysis and have not received a kidney transplant.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Involvement includes:

  • using the website for 8 weeks as many times as you prefer to
  • completing brief online questionnaires prior to and after using the website
  • joining in a 30-minute telephone interview to tell us about your experiences with using the website

 

Time Commitment

Participation in this study will be over a period of 10-12 weeks.

There are no set requirements on how often you browse the website over a 8 week period.

Questionnaires will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

The telephone interview will take 30 minutes to complete.

All activities can be completed at times convenient for you.

 

Reimbursement/Compensation

This is a volunteer position. There are no out-of-pocket expenses.

Online activities can be completed at any location that has internet access.

 

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact

 

Maoliosa (Mo) Donald

donaldm@ucalgary.ca

403.210.6481

 

OR

 

Michelle Smekal

msmekal@ucalgary.ca

403.210.8820