Volunteers wanted for gout research study!

Please note, recruitment for the UNSW Gout App Study will be closing on the 31st of January, 2020. In order to be enrolled in the study before the closing date, you will need to have completed and returned to us:

  • The consent form for the study (this will be sent to you by research personnel after you have contacted us about the study)
  • A blood test for serum uric acid and creatinine concentrations completed within the 6 weeks before your enrolment (this can either be a routine blood test you have recently had or one you specifically book with your GP in order to participate in the study)
  • The first survey (this will be sent to you by research personnel after you have completed the consent form and blood test)

If you were interested in participating in the study, please submit an expression of interest or contact a member of the research team as soon as possible in order to ensure there is enough time to provide these documents and results.

Have you had one or more gout attacks in the past 12 months and do you have access to a smartphone or tablet with internet? Then you might be interested in joining a UNSW Sydney research study to test a new mobile application (app) for people with gout.

To take part in the study, you will:

  • Use a mobile app for one year and record gout attacks;
  • See your GP and have blood tests (uric acid and creatinine) 3 times a year;
  • Fill out 3 surveys, including questions about your gout and treatment.

You will be reimbursed for your time with a $30 gift voucher, after completing both a blood test and a survey at each time point of the study: the start, at 6 months, and 12 months ($90 in total).

The study is taking place Australia-wide.

If you would like to participate, you can see if you’re eligible and express your interest here. Alternatively, please click here to contact us.

If you would like to download the brochure for patients, you can click here. Or the brochure for GPs can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in participating, please feel free to share the study with them using the following link: