Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are looking for people to take part in a trial of new 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. These materials were carefully prepared in a previous project to adapt them specifically for people receiving renal dialysis.
To take part in this study, participants must be over 18, have received in-centre haemodialysis for at least 90 days in the last two years (even if presently on home haemodialysis), be able to converse in English, have good internet access and be able to commit to a four-week programme.
This study is taking place online and participants can take part from their own homes or any suitable location provided they have internet access. 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. There will also be the opportunity to take part in an hour long focus group afterwards to discuss and explore participants’ experiences.
Anyone who completes all stages of the trial will receive a £30 Amazon voucher as a gesture of appreciation for their time and effort!
Recruitment is open now until 31 march 2022
To express an interest in taking part in this study, please go to: https://tinyurl.com/LivingWellOnHD, click on or hold your phone camera over the QR code below, or contact the research team via email on