Study Invites Adults 45 Years Old and Older Diagnosed With Heart Failure

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Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Research Center: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: This is a virtual study
Lead Researcher: Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board


Background


Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood to other parts of the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 6.5 million adults in the United States have heart failure. Researchers have been looking into the possibility of better managing heart failure through digital tools to potentially reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the quality of life.

This study seeks to know if this new potential digital health intervention can motivate healthy behavior changes among older adults with heart failure. Researchers are also hoping to collect information about people using digital tools to better manage heart failure.

Interested participants must be adults aged 45 years old or older who have been diagnosed with heart failure. They must be willing to comply with all the necessary requirements of this virtual study for approximately 24 weeks.


Why Participate?


  • You will have access to tools that may better improve your knowledge of heart failure management.
  • You may help others who are also diagnosed with heart failure by contributing valuable information.
  • You will receive $50 in gift cards for participating in this study, this will also cover for any data charges.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights


  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.

Who Can Participate?


  • Adults aged 45 years old and older who have been diagnosed with heart failure.
  • Must have been hospitalized for heart failure-related reasons in the past 12 months.
  • Must be able to walk without using a cane or a walker.
  • Must own or know how to use a smartphone or digital device.
  • Willing to comply with the following study requirements for approximately 24 weeks:
    • Complete questionnaires and surveys
    • Use a digital tool to record and monitor your physical activity and weight for 24 weeks

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What’s Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The researchers will then contact you by phone to discuss the study and answer your questions.
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