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Call for Participants: Self-Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Photovoice Study

Date posted: 7 April 2019

Do you want to use photography to share your experience of living with RA? This is an opportunity to take part in a study led by the UCD Centre for Arthritis Research which uses photography to show every day life with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). 

You will be part of small group working with a researcher to identify the challenges and solutions to living with the condition. This study uses a ‘photovoice’ method to reveal the hidden experience of RA and to create social action and change within our communities.

Participants will receive cameras and training from a photographer. You will be asked to take photos of your experiences of living with the condition and will have the opportunity to discuss the photos with the researcher and share perspectives and insight as a group.

An exhibition of the images will be organized so that participants – if they wish – can “voice” their experience of self-manging RA with a wider community. Findings of the study will be presented to relevant people who influence the care of people with RA (such as researchers, healthcare practitioners or technical experts). Together we will discuss the needs of the community and how to develop better solutions to support people with RA in the future.

Participants must be over 18.

To register your interest contact:
Susie Donnelly, Researcher at University College Dublin
Email: susie.donnelly@ucd.ie Tel: (01) 716 6462 (direct line).

Further information: www.ucd.ie/car/research/selfmanagement/

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