Subject: Volunteers with long term illness wanted for research study
How do patients seek information in online health communities?
Are you above 16 years of age?
Do you have long term illness (i.e. arthritis, diabetes, heart failure, fibromyalgia, asthma or
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ?
Do you seek information in online health communities
(e.g. discussion forums/message boards)?
If you answered YES to all these questions, you are invited to get in touch and participate in our study.
The purpose of this study is to explore how patients gather information in online communities
to inform decision making.
As a participant, you would have a one-hour interview AND a questionnaire.
Interview would be conducted at Manchester Business School OR over the telephone.
Questionnaire would be completed through email.
In appreciation for your time, you will receive a £10 gift voucher.
For more information, or to volunteer for this study, please contact:
Business Systems Division, Manchester Business School,
University of Manchester, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB
Telephone: 0161 3062075 (office)
This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance
through Northwest 8 Research Ethics Committee Greater Manchester East (reference number 10/H1013/76)