In early-to-mid March 2013, as part of a non-clinical study, a product design firm that is developing a new treatment/product to prevent pressure ulcers would like to conduct 90-minute interviews with individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in their private homes or residential facilities, along with their caregivers.
Individuals with SCI will be compensated $250 for the 90-minute interview and primary caregivers will be compensated $200 for the 90-minute interview.
Individuals with SCI
4-5 individuals per metropolitan area
• Must be between the ages of 18-65
• Either quadriplegic or paraplegic (prefer approximatel half of each per metro area)
• Either wheelchair or bed-bound (prefer more than half using a wheelchair per metro area)
• Some with pressure ulcers (prefer approximately half per metro area)
Caregivers of Individuals with SCI
4-5 per individuals per metropolitan area:
• Prefer this individual to be associated with an individual above, and their primary care giver
• Must be between the age of 20-70
• Must be a non-professional caregiver or a personal care assistant, CNA, companion or sitter (i.e. family, friends, and can include a CNA or personal care assistant) for spinal cord injury individuals that are either quadriplegic or paraplegic.
Interviews will be videotaped and should take place where the individual resides: single family homes, apartments, condominiums, adult congregate living facilities, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, nursing homes or step-down facilities.
This is not clinical research. The interviews will not require participants to take any placebos, drugs or medications orally or intravenously. The participants will not be asked to apply anything to their skin or bodies, and the interviewers will not be pre-testing any kind of treatment or therapy on them. The interviewers will only be listening to and speaking with participants during these sessions. These interviews may be recorded (with the participants’ prior written consent) for observational purposes solely to draw insights that might be missed while performing the onsite session.
The execution of these interviews and observational research could help clinicians and provide them with improved understanding of their role in assessing and taking care of SCI individuals, better insights into the emotional and physical needs of both the SCI patient and the healthcare provider, and increased awareness of their role in preventing and treating pressure ulcers in this patient population.
For participation or questions, please contact Craig Sumter or David Scott– David Scott Healthcare Marketing, Inc.:
404-228-7171.CSumter@DavidScottHealthcareMarketing.com or DScott@DavidScottHealthcareMarketing.com.