Arthritis in the Emergency Department Research Study

Emergency Department Use by Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis Conditions:   Health System Impact and Solutions for Ensuring Appropriate Care Access

Invitation to Participate in a Survey

 

ADULT PATIENTS:
Our research team is seeking participants with inflammatory arthritis conditions (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and Gout) who have been a patient in the emergency department recently to answer an online survey about their visit there.  In this survey, we will ask you about your decision to go to the emergency department, what you did for your symptoms before going there, and what happened while you were there. The survey is expected to take 15 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link to take you to the consent form and the survey.

Patients: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_29thiHT0yAsQSsB

Thank you for participating!

 

PARENTS OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS:
Our research team is seeking parents with a child with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis who has been a patient in the emergency department recently to answer an online survey about their visit there.  In this survey, we will ask you about your decision to go to the emergency department, what was done at home for symptoms before going there, and what happened while you and your child were there. The survey is expected to take 15 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link to take you to the consent form and the survey.

Parents of Patients: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_8udfHm4py1zzWct

Thank you for participating!

 

Invitation to Participate in a Focus Group
Our research team is seeking participants with inflammatory arthritis conditions (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis,
and Gout), or parents with a child with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, who have visited the emergency department recently, to participate in a virtual focus group about their visit there.

If you have first-hand experience in using the emergency department due to an inflammatory arthritis condition, we would value your feedback. The purpose of this research study is to
explore why patients with arthritis have had to use the emergency department, what happens while they are there, and what their experience of being in the emergency department room has
been. We are interested in discussing challenges faced when going to the emergency department, and what follow-up care you had after going home.

The focus group will have approximately 15 participants, and take approximately 4 hours of your time. In recognition of your time, you will receive a $50 gift card.

If you wish to join us, please contact us at arthritis@ucalgary.ca, or call Tessa at 403-210-9305.

 

This research study is approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB20-0357).

 

 

 



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