Understanding Medication Self-Management


Study Information
Purpose of Study
We want to understand people’s experiences with medications and how they navigate everyday life while taking medications. We are conducting a concept mapping study, consisting of three stages, with the end goal of creating a visual map that represents your ideas and opinions.
Associated Lab
Guilcher Lab
Location
Online
Investigators
Kay James, MSc. student
Benefits of Participating
With your participation, we can enhance our understanding of how different people navigate taking medications as part of their everyday lives. In the future, we can use your experiences to inform better ways to help people manage their medications.
Compensation
$15 gift card

Inclusions:
  1. Currently taking or previously (within the last 5 years) have taken one or more medication(s) on a daily basis for a time period of 3 months or longer. These may include prescribed medications, over the counter (e.g., acetaminophen, ibuprofen), or natural health products (e.g., vitamins and supplements)
  2. Be at least 18 years old or older
  3. Live in Canada
  4. Be living in the community (not in hospital or long-term care)
  5. Be able to read and communicate in English

Exclusions:
  1. Not currently taking or previously (within the last 5 years) have taken one or more medication(s) on a daily basis for a time period of 3 months or longer.
  2. Younger than 18 years old
  3. Not living in Canada
  4. Not living in the community (Currently in hospital or long-term care)
  5. Not able to read and communicate in English

What You'll Be Asked to Do:
  1. In stage one, you will take part in a brainstorming activity to generate statements in response to the question “What matters to you about medications in your everyday life?”
  2. In stage two, you may be invited back to participate in sorting those statements into similar themes and rate each statement on two factors: how important it is to you and how easy it would be to achieve in your everyday life.
  3. In stage three, you may be invited back to decide on a final visual map to represent the statements.


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