Living well on haemodialysis

Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are looking for people to take part in a trial of newly developed online materials designed to help people live well on dialysis. The materials consist of a structured programme of online films based on an approach called ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT).

ACT is used to help people in difficult, stressful situations cope better with the challenges they face and identify the things in life they value most, to take actions to improve their quality of life. The materials we are trialling were carefully prepared in a previous project to adapt them specifically for people receiving renal dialysis. Participants will also complete some questionnaires before and after the trial, and there will also be a focus group to discuss and explore participants’ experiences.

You can take part if you…

  • are over 18 years of age
  • have received in-centre haemodialysis for at least 90 days in the last two years (even if presently on home haemodialysis).
  • are able to converse in English
  • have good internet access.
  • are able to commit to a four-week programme.

Participants will be required to spend about an hour each week for four weeks, watching short online videos and practising the associated activities and exercises. They will also have the opportunity to take part in an hour-long focus group afterwards. Participants who complete all stages of the trial will receive a £30 Amazon voucher as a gesture of appreciation for their time and effort.

If you would like further information or are interested in helping to trial these resources, please register your interest here: https://tinyurl.com/LivingWellOnHD.

Alternatively, you can contact the research team via email on renalresearch@derby.ac.uk

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