Invitation for your participation in a research study

Improving the appropriate use of polypharmacy in older people – a pilot study of a communication tool to support shared decision making.

Researchers in the School of Public Health at Sydney University are studying polypharmacy in the older population with the aim to develop strategies to increase patient involvement in decision making about their medicines. The study is supervised by Dr Jesse Jansen.

We have developed the Medicines Conversation Guide to be used in a Home Medicines Review with an older person experiencing polypharmacy. The Guide is designed to facilitate a discussion around medications and what’s important to the patient in a structured format.

We are seeking GPs who would be willing to discuss the Home Medicines Review program and provide feedback on the Guide (30-minute interview total). You will be reimbursed for your time ($50 Westfield OR Coles gift voucher). If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristie Weir:

Kristie.weir@sydney.edu.au
(02) 9351 7829
0401 900 646