Research Opportunity: Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease
Healthcare Opinions require the help of adults who have been diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency - Addison’s disease and their caregivers.
The purpose of the study is to validate that the intended users of the Hercules device can use it safely and effectively as intended. In addition, the test will compare preparation times for the Hercules device with two competitor devices – Solu-Cortef and Efcortesol.
The study is a Human Factors study. It is not a clinical study, and it is not an evaluation of whether the participants would be suitable for the product. This study will also investigate whether the labelling and instructional materials are sufficient to aid in safe, correct use of the device.
Participants DO NOT have to have prior injection experience to be eligible for the study, as we also want to understand what it is like for someone using the device for the first time.
Participation would involve attending an interview for 120 minutes, during which you would be asked to simulate an injection into a training pad. There will be a needle attached to the device, but you will not be asked to take any medication, and you will not inject yourself or anyone else.
The interview will be recorded on a video camera, and may be streamed to representatives of the client who may be watching from another European country.
The evaluation sessions are taking place on between 3rd & 14th October and will last 120-minutes, at a time to suit you.
The research will be held in easily accessible locations across the UK to minimise your need to travel to take part.
To thank participants for giving up their time and contributing to the study, they will receive £150.
To register for the study, please head to the Healthcare Opinions websitelinked below, where you will be asked for your contact details and some preliminary questions that just ensure the research will be relevant to you.
Alternatively, if you have any queries you can contact Alan.Shirley@healthcareopinions.co.uk or 0161 242 5215.