JointHealth™ express   April 28, 2020

Do you see a nurse when you visit your rheumatologist? If so, researchers at UBC want to hear about your experience.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are interested in learning what people with rheumatic diseases think about the rheumatology care they receive in British Columbia.

In British Columbia, some rheumatologists work alongside nurses to provide care in their clinics. We are interested in hearing about your experience of receiving combined care from a rheumatologist and nurse.

If you are interested in participating in an informal telephone interview, please contact Dr. Magda Aguiar, via email or phone call 604-822-8597.

If you agree to participate:
  • You will be provided with background information and a consent form; you can decide not to participate at any time
  • You will NOT need to share any personal health information
  • Your interview will be set at a date and time of your convenience
  • You can choose whether you prefer that the interview be held in-person, over the phone, or by video call
  • The length of the interview will depend on how much you have to discuss, but should not take longer than 45 minutes
  • You will be invited to answer several questions that will help us understand your experience(s)
  • The interview will be audio recorded so that we do not miss any of the important information that you share
Your views are very important to us and we hope to hear from you!

Please contact us if you have any questions and/or would like to participate

Study contact and lead:
Dr. Magda Aguiar, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Phone: 604-822-8597

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Harrison, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Phone: 604-827-0687

Title of Study: Perspectives on the implementation of a multidisciplinary conference fee code for community-based patients with rheumatic disease in BC