Kidney Wales funds research into young adults with chronic kidney disease in Wales

 

PHD student Paula Krawiec, from Swansea University, is conducting research into how young adults age 18-35 in Wales manage their Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Funded by Kidney Wales, the study aims to find out which aspects work well and to identify areas that might need a different approach. The aim of the study is to produce tools to help young adults in Wales to manage their health condition.

 

There will be two stages to the research: a questionnaire and an option for a one-to-one interview.

 

Paula is looking for people who would like to contribute their views and experiences to the research:

 

  • Young adults aged 18-35 with CKD stage 1-5 in Wales
  • Parents and guardians of young adults with CKD stage 1-5
  • People who care for young adults with CKD stage 1-5; and
  • Healthcare professionals who care for young adults with CKD stage 1-5

 

If you would like to take part or want further information, please contact the researcher (Paula Krawiec) on: 642120@swansea.ac.uk or email one of the study gatekeepers: Brett Dowds: brett@kidneywales.cymru; Shaun Thomas: shaun.thomas2@wales.nhs.uk; Laura McGuinness: laura.mcguinness@wales.nhs.uk