myPace – invitation to participate in a research project

21.8.2015

Dear Colleague

I am writing today to invite you to take part in a research study into the use of an app (myPace) to support patients in making changes that will help them lose weight.

As you can imagine, it is important for us to be able to measure how effective myPace is in actual practice and to identify what we can do to strengthen the platform in the future. This will help us to better support dietitians and clients in achieving their objectives.

If you work with clients who are trying to lose weight we’d be very happy for you to take part in this evaluation.  Take a look at our new website at http://mypaceapp.com/ to get a better understanding of the system and what we’ve managed to complete over the last year.

As the attached information sheet explains, dietitians will receive £100 for taking part in the research, as well as £10 per patient who weighs in at 6 and 12 months. Clients will also receive financial remuneration for taking part in the trial (£30). In addition, if they wish, dietitians can be acknowledged in published academic papers for their participation in the research.

If you would like more information about the study, or indeed, if you would like to take part, please contact my colleague Dr Michelle Harricharan M.Harricharan@bath.ac.uk at the University of Bath who will be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have. We would like to be flexible in this research so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to work with you so that this research matches the way you work.

Dr Michelle Harricharan will be in Athens – from Wednesday September 2nd to Sunday 6th in order to meet with Greek dietitians.

 

Best wishes,

Judith Liddell

Secretary General

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD)

EFAD – the voice of European Dietitians

 

0049 2822 68367

secretariat@efad.org

www.efad.org