10 West State Street, Granby, MA 01033 - 413-467-3239

 

University of Massachusetts Amherst

College of Nursing

Are You 50 Years or Older and Do you Have Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis Related Fatigue?

“We are conducting a ‘contactless’ tablet-based fatigue management group education study to encourage a simple walking activity for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis related fatigue. We would like to know how this table-based fatigue management tool helps your walking and fatigue management. (tablet and fitbit provided”

We invite you to take part in eight meetings.

  • Meeting #1 and 2 – complete three (3) short surveys telling us about your fatigue level, cognition nd background information (age, sex, race, etc) (30 minutes); learn how to use two devices, a tablet and step counter (30 minutes); and then you will be asked to use them at home for 8 weeks.
  • Meetings #3 through 6- receive a weekly instruction of how to improve walking and alleviate your fatigue through video communications (no travel involved); tell us about your fatigue level, quality of life, self-confidence, and your experience on use of two devices (1 hour each meeting)
  • Meeting #7 and 8 0 tell us about your fatigue level, quality of life, self-confidence, and your experience on use of two devices (1 hour)

You will be paid a $20 gift card at the end of meeting #2, meeting #3, meeting #6 and meeting #8 (a total of $80). If interested, please call or email Sarah Fiske 413-222-5939, smleonard@umass.edu

 

10 West State Street, Granby, MA 01033 - 413-467-3239