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Home Medication Management System Study

Cliantha Research, Relay Medical


It can be challenging for both the medication user and the caregiver to keep track of multiple medications. The purpose of this study to introduce a home medication management system to help people better manage the task of taking multiple medications every day and to provide support to caregivers. Medication users will be asked to interact with a small counter-top appliance during each medication taking session and caregivers will be able to monitor adherence via a phone app or email. One of the pieces that is being tested is a medication bowl that, by pressing a button, takes a picture of the medications right before they are taken. The pictures are sent automatically to the caregivers via phone app or email. The study will collect participant experience, ideas and feedback to incorporate into the design of the system.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Both caregiver and medication user required to participate in the study

Medication users taking at least 3 types of pills daily

Medication users able to take medication unassisted

Unpaid caregivers

Medication users residing in the GTA

Study Tasks

Telephone qualification and registration
In-home interview with the caregiver and medication user
Use of medication bowl in-home for 3-week period
Exit interview to collect participant experience, ideas and feedback

Ethics

This study has been approved by Relay Medical.

Keywords

Human factors
Medication management system
Caregiver
Activity and Time

Technology

In-Home Visit

Weekdays

1 hour(s) - 2 hour(s) per session

2 session(s)

Compensation

$300

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Mar 5, 2020

Earn $300