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Study: Wellbeing in Male Caregivers of Person with Kidney Disease


This email is an approved request for participation in research that has been approved by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Alexia Williams, RN, a PhD candidate with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be conducting a study to help healthcare providers better understand how taking care of a relative with chronic kidney disease affects male caregivers. Male caregivers are men who are providing care to a wife, sister, or other relative who is receiving dialysis therapy. Ms. Williams is looking for male caregivers who are 18 to 75 years of age. Participation in the study involves answering 8 questionnaires, which will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

The study information obtained from participating men will help health care providers find new ways to improve the lives of patients and families coping with kidney disease. Participation in the study is voluntary and research participants can leave the study at any time. All information will be confidential. At the end of the study, participants will receive a $20.00 Target gift card. Please contact Ms. Williams if you are interested in participating or learning more about this study. She can be reached at 901-591-0524 and/or lwilli97@uthsc.edu.

This project (IRB Number: 14-03145-XP) was approved by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center IRB on July 2, 2014. Pertinent questions or concerns about the research and research participants’ rights should be directed to the IRB chair, Dr. Terrance Ackerman (901-448-4824 tackerma@uthsc.edu) and to Kimberly Prachniak, Director(901-448-5060 kprachni@uthsc.edu).