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A Health App for People who have Vascular Surgery

(IRB#: IRB_00162534)

The vascular system is made up of vessels that carry blood in the body and lymph (fluid in the body that carries white blood cells to fight infection). Vascular surgery is a way to help people with arterial diseases (narrowing of the blood vessels that reduce blood flow) and venous diseases (veins in the legs do not move enough blood back toward the heart). Such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD) a circulation (how the blood flows through the body) disease. The purpose of the surgery is to improve a persons quality of life, pain, and ability to function. The goal of our research is to see if using a smartphone app helps vascular surgeons and patients track their overall health. The information we gain may aid future patients.

I AM INTERESTED

  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   From Home
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • Diagnosis of PVD
  • Chronic peripheral arterial disease (narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to a persons limbs such as the arms and legs)
  • Venous insufficiency (veins in the legs do not move enough blood back toward the heart causing swelling and skin changes)
  • Able to attend in person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • Do not have an Apple-brand device to use the app
  • Not fluent in English

Will I be paid for my time?

No

For more information contact:

Julie Hales

Julie.Hales@hsc.utah.edu

  8015871450

IRB#: IRB_00162534

PI: Benjamin Brooke

Department: Vascular Surgery Division

Approval Date: 2023-02-08 21:58:00

Specialties: Vascular Surgery

Last Updated: 6/8/23