Thank you for your interest in an interactive webinar to discuss and learn about joint replacement experiences. To register for the webinar, please answer a few questions (approximate registration time: 5 minutes).
You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
Please note: This webinar is related to hip and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery). If you have had hip or knee joint replacement surgery OR if you are considering having hip or knee joint replacement surgery, we look forward to your participation in an interactive webinar.
INTRODUCTION: You are being invited to share your views, opinions and experiences around your hip and/or knee joint replacement surgery and the selection and decision of the implant device used for your surgery. We will provide you with information about the purpose, procedures, possible risks and discomforts, and benefits of the project. You are free to choose whether or not you would like to participate. If you decide to participate after reading this form, please sign the form on the last page. Your participation is voluntary which means you can choose whether or not you want to participate.
YOUR PARTICIPATION: If you agree to participate, you will be asked to participate in a survey and webinar about your experience with implant device selection for hip and joint replacement surgery and the impact this has had on your life. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes and the webinar will last approximately 1 hour.
PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: We remain committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your health information. The information you share through the survey and webinars will be kept in a password protected file to which only those involved in this project will have access. The aggregated information may be used for publication purposes and/or at conference presentations. We will not use any identifying information such as your name or address. If at any point you do not want to share your views and opinions and if you do not want us to use this information, you may withdraw your permission by writing to us or contacting us via phone.
RISKS: There are no known risks associated with participating in this project. However, some information being requested may be of a sensitive and personal nature. Because of the sensitive nature of the information that you may be sharing with us, you may feel upset, uncomfortable or distressed. If this should happen, you may inform the organizer and stop at any time. You may choose to withdraw from participation and discontinue at any time.
BENEFITS: While there are no direct health benefits, your opinions and experiences will be invaluable to the community at large and will contribute to enhancing the role of patient involvement in our health care system. In addition, as a result of your participation in this project, you may be equipped to participate as partners in future research and/or help to conduct research. Your experiences and views may benefit other individuals who are dealing with similar issues.
QUESTIONS: Please feel free to share your questions or concerns with the group moderator before, during, or after the survey and/or webinar. You may also contact Research Associate Shilpa Venkatachalam at [email protected][email protected]
What is learned from these discussions may help other people in the future who have similar concerns about their joint replacement surgery. We hope to work alongside with you on making the lives of individuals who have undergone or may be undergoing hip and joint replacement surgery better.
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