If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we`d like your input.
This could be your chance to share your perspective on biologic medications to support others with RA.
A team of Canada`s leading arthritis researchers and digital media scientists are developing an interactive web-based tool to help RA patients make informed decisions about biologic treatments with their doctor.
This new patient decision aid, called ANSWER-2, will help RA patients to decide:
1. if a biologic is the right choice for them.
2. which biologic (there are currently 9 available) may best meet their individual needs.
We are asking you to take part in a filmed interview about your real-life experiences in making decisions about using biologic therapy. Your filmed interview will feature in the ANSWER-2 decision aid tool and play a crucial role in conveying first-hand knowledge that can help others to decide what is most important in their decision-making.
We are seeking people who:
1. have RA.
2. are comfortable speaking on camera.
3. are willing to articulate the reasons why they made their treatment decisions.
4. live in Vancouver, BC.
Benefits for Participation
We will cover your travel expenses, provide foot and beverages, and offer a small cash honorarium as a thank you for your time.
The interviews are casually conducted and easily edited.
You will be able to preapprove any footage you are featured in before it is published.
If you would like to take part, please click here to fill out a short questionnaire to find out if you are eligible.
The deadline for applicants is Monday, September 23rd 2013.