Please consider participating in a study called SNAP about how arthritis patients use online information. Below is information about the study. If you are interested in participating, contact the research coordinator as soon as possible since recruitment is closing soon. The study is sponsored by the Rheumatology Research Foundation which is part of the American College of Rheumatology – the professional organization for rheumatology physicians.
We are funded by the Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) which is a non-profit organization dedicated to research to improve the health of people with arthritis. We are recruiting people with RA to be a part of our study in the US and Canada. The study is being conducted by investigators at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Participants on our study will be asked to either read and review online educational materials or be a part of an online community to discuss RA. Participants will access study webpages and also complete e-questionnaires at three time points. The study is online only, there are no in-person study visits. We send you the study material and web links via your email address.
In order to see if you are eligible, we would like for you to answer the following questions:
- Have you been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by a rheumatologist?
- How long ago were you diagnosed with RA?
- Are you 18 years or older?
- Do you use the internet at-least once a week?
- Are you familiar with and participate in social media (For example, Facebook™)?