Recruiting Research Projects

Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinicians Required

Project: The cardiovascular oral health CARDIOH Project

This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers from Western Sydney University and Centre for Oral Health Outcomes and Research Translation (COHORT). They are conducting a national survey on oral health promotion in cardiovascular health settings. The aim of this survey is to understand the current knowledge, perceptions and practices of nurses, cardiac specialists, GPs and allied health professionals in Australia towards oral health. The information gained will guide the development of practice guidelines for oral health care of people living with CVD.

Who can take part?: All types of clinicians and practitioners working in cardiovascular health are invited to take part.

What is involved?: An online survey. The survey study should take you 10-15 minutes to complete and is administered by the Qualtrics survey tool. Your participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to cease participation at any point during the study.

Survey Link: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cATFCe0N8xYssT4

Where can I get more information?: If you have any questions, please contact the Investigator (Dr Jed Montayre) via email: J.Montayre@westernsydney.edu.au

Project: Compliance and Behavioural Modification post-Myocardial Infarction using Digital Health: The MiSmartHeart Study

This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers from Monash University. This study aims to gather opinions of MI patients and health professionals about the functions, features and characteristics of a digital health technology to support post-MI care. The overall aim of the project is to develop a digital health technology that addresses the needs of MI patients and supports heart-healthy behaviours. The results of this study will inform the development of a prototype of a digital health solution for secondary prevention of MI.

Who can take part?: All types of clinicians and practitioners working in the care of patients after MI are invited to take part.

What is involved?: A 40-60 minute focus group or interview conducted via Zoom or over the phone. Your participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to cease participation at any point during the study.

There is also a $30 gift voucher available for participating in this project.

Survey Link: https://www.tiny.cc/smartheart

Where can I get more information?: If you have any questions, please contact the Investigator (Melissa Pelly) via phone (0434 038 432) email: smartheart@monash.edu

 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients Required

Project: The INFORM-AF Pilot Study – A Pilot Feasibility Study of mHealth education program for patients living with Atrial Fibrillation.

This study aims test the feasibility of a novel digital education program targeted to patients living with AF, in improving their knowledge and quality of life. The study will also evaluate the usability of the mHealth program for patients. The program is designed to improve AF patient’s knowledge and quality of life.

Who can take part?: Patients with AF who visit the Blacktown Hospital and Sutherland Hospital Cardiology Services or who are admitted to the hospitals will be eligible. 30 patients are needed.

What is involved?:  Patients will utilise this education program via a personal smartphone application, and delivered over a 6 week period with a series of six spaced learning scenario-based questions. Using the app may take approx. 5-10 minutes of the participants’ time, on every 2nd day of the week. The app is designed to be interactive and will provide users with some resources to read. Participants can read and interact with these resources at their leisure, this may take approx. 30 minutes to one hour of your time per week. It is expected that participation in the study will take no longer than 2 hours of participants time per week for a total of 6 weeks whilst using the app.

CR clinicians and programs are being asked to promote the trial to patients and colleagues.

Where can I get more information?: Any further questions or enquiries, please contact Dr Caleb Ferguson by email: c.ferguson@westernsydney.edu.au

Project: Compliance and Behavioural Modification post-Myocardial Infarction using Digital Health: The MiSmartHeart Study

This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers from Monash University. This study aims to gather opinions of MI patients and health professionals about the functions, features and characteristics of a digital health technology to support post-MI care. The overall aim of the project is to develop a digital health technology that addresses the needs of MI patients and supports heart-healthy behaviours. The results of this study will inform the development of a prototype of a digital health solution for secondary prevention of MI.

Who can take part?: Patients in Australia who have suffered from a heart attack

What is involved?: An online survey and/or a 40-60 minute focus group or interview conducted via Zoom or over the phone. Your participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to cease participation at any point during the study.

There is also a $30 gift voucher available for participating in this project.

Survey Link: https://www.tiny.cc/smartheart

Where can I get more information?: If you have any questions, please contact the Investigator (Melissa Pelly) via phone (0434 038 432) email: smartheart@monash.edu

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