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Approved Participants with T2 Diabetes Wanted for Study on Diabetes Online Communities

Discussion in 'Diabetes Research' started by RobyJaxx, May 13, 2019.

  1. RobyJaxx

    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    Some of you already know me from a previous study about the forum of Diabetes.co.uk. We are now conducting a new study on how diabetes online communities can support people with diabetes.

    Participants will be invited to the University of Bristol for a study session lasting about 50 minutes. Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses in addition to a £10 voucher are offered in return.

    Research objectives
    The main objectives of the research are to investigate: 1) how users responsibly share and evaluate information on the online forum of Diabetes.co.uk; 2) how the design features of the community website influence users’ ability to share and evaluate information responsibly.

    Your task
    You will take part to an interview session at the University of Bristol. During the interview, you will be asked to interact with the forum online through either a laptop or PC, to answer questions about your user experience, and to comment about what you read on the forum.

    For further information on how to take part please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/news/2...our-study-on-diabetes-online-communities.html or message me directly.

    Roberta
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Bump.

    For anyone wondering if this is worthwhile, it really is, in my experience.
     
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  3. RobyJaxx

    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    Hi all, with reference to my previous post, I realise that travel to Bristol might be difficult for some. If you would like to take part in the research but can't travel to Bristol, there is the possibility of doing the interview through an online video call. Either reply to this post, or drop me a message if you would like to know more.
     
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    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    With reference to the study above, there is now the possibility of doing the interview in Central London. As usual, reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses in addition to a £10 voucher are offered in return. Message me for more details.
     
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    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    By the way, I forgot to mention that this is new research, participants to a previous focus group in Coventry are also welcome to take part in the interview. I would also like to hear from the moderators and the great job they do in making the community a friendly place to share information and support.
     
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    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    I'd like to thank those who have taken part in the research so far. I am still looking for a few more volunteers with type 2 diabetes to interview. To re-cap: the interview will focus on how you read and share information on the forum; it can be done in Bristol, London, or online; reasonable travel expenses and a gift voucher of £10 are offered in return. Thanks to your participation, we can help other people with diabetes and healthcare professionals understand how diabetes online forums can be a safe and useful place to learn about diabetes and receive peer-support. Moderators are also welcome! Send me a private message if interested, and I will send you more info.
     
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    tayelola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can members living outside UK participate in the research project?
     
  8. RobyJaxx

    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    Yes, we can do a video call online. Send me a private message, and I will give you more info.
     
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    RobyJaxx Researcher · Member

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    Thanks so much to all who have taken part in the interview. We have collected more than 20 interviews and we need a few more volunteers to complete the study. To summarise, we are looking for T2 users of the online forum to take part in an interview. The interview will focus on how you read and share information on the forum; it can be done in Bristol, London, or online; reasonable travel expenses and a gift voucher of £10 are offered in return. Thanks to your participation, we can help other people with diabetes and healthcare professionals understand how diabetes online forums can be a safe and useful place to learn about diabetes and receive peer-support. Moderators are also welcome! Send me a private message if interested, and I will send you more info.
     
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