I've just had an email from Helen as follows:
Hi Patti If you have diabetes, we would like to hear from you!
Many thanks for your support and interest in my research into the relationships between personality, healthcare professional-patient interaction, and diabetes experience for people with Type 2 diabetes.
You will remember that you very kindly posted the information about my study on your forum on my behalf some weeks ago.
I have had a good response so far, and the really good news is that the study is now being extended to include people with Type 1 diabetes as well. I have adapted the invitation to participate which I have included below.
Would it be possible to post this on your forum to give members of your online community with Type 1 diabetes an opportunity to take part if they would like to? If you would now like to participate yourself (anonymously, obviously) but are having difficulty accessing the questionnaires, do let me know. (The survey is set up so everyone completes it once only.)
Many thanks again for your support.
With best wishes
Researchers at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) would like to invite you to take part in our study. We are really interested to ask adults (18 years or over) with Type 1 or Type 2
diabetes who have been diagnosed at least one year, and who use online forums and social websites, how they feel about their diabetes, and how they feel about the health care professional responsible for supporting them in managing their diabetes. This would just involve completing three short, confidential online questionnaires which will take about 20 minutes altogether.
Please follow the link below to find out more. This is completely anonymous, and there is no obligation to participate. Thank you. https://nupsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uobqmCr8811qPH
If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact the researchers:
Helen Cartner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor,: Dr. Michael Smith: email@example.com
This project has received all necessary safety and ethical approvals necessary for it to be undertaken according to practices set down in Northumbria University Research Ethics and Governance Handbook