Research student seeks volunteers to help with study on managing risks of infection in children with invasive devices

Posted by lh214 at Jan 08, 2015 12:50 PM |
Dr Carmen Soto seeking participants for study
Research student seeks volunteers to help with study on managing risks of infection in children with invasive devices

Toy with central line

Dr Carmen Soto, PhD student and member of the SAPPHIRE research group, is carrying out an interview study to understand what living with an invasive medical device is like for children, their families, and the professionals who support them in caring for the device.

This includes devices such as: central lines; Portacaths; gastrostomies; dialysis catheters; and tracheostomies.

Children and families

The study involves an interview with a parent/guardian, +/- an interview with your child if they would like to take part. We will also make some field notes.

If your child is aged between 4 -12 years, and has had an invasive device in place for at least three months, and you would be interested in helping us, then please read the parent information leaflet

Professionals

The study involves an interview about your experiences of supporting families who care for a child with an invasive device in the community. Most interviews are conducted by telephone and last between 45 minutes to an hour. We are interested in talking to clinical and non-clinical staff (school-teachers, support workers, etc).

If you would be interested in sharing your experiences, then please read the information for professionals leaflet.

How to take part in this study

If you are interested in taking part in this study, then please fill in the online registration form. You can contact Carmen by e-mail (ces39@le.ac.uk) or telephone (0116 252 5431) if you prefer.

Carmen will then get in touch with you to discuss the study further, and answer any questions you may have. You can decide after this if you want to go ahead with the study. If you decide to take part, we will then arrange a date and time to suit you when the interview(s) can take place.

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