Name of Study
Project MEDAL (Medical Devices A New Life)
Purpose of Study
The purpose of the study is to identify sustainable and convenient disposal solutions for continuous blood glucose monitors or insulin delivery devices. It is not a medical research study and does not involve clinical trial. This is a consumer research study, which focuses on attitudes towards the disposal of electronic medical devices in Ireland. The study is conducted by a team of experienced University of Limerick researchers from the Kemmy Business School and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. We would like to talk to users of continuous blood glucose sensors and/or insulin delivery pumps to find out what they do with them after application/use. Participants will be asked to complete a brief online survey and/or indicate whether they would be interested in being contacted for a follow up interview to discuss these issues further.
Type of Study
Exploratory consumer research study.
Are you recruiting participants for this trial?
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Who can take part?
Anyone over the age of 18 who uses or lives with someone who uses a continuous blood glucose sensor device or an insluin delivery pump device.
What will the participants be asked to do?
Participants will be asked questions about their use and disposal of continuous blood glucose devices or insulin delivery devices. Questions will include the type and brand of device, typical location of the device use/application, attitudes towards the disposal of the packaging and other parts of the device, and finally age group and type of diabetes. They will be asked to complete a brief online survey and/or indicate whether they would be interested in being contacted for a follow up interview to discuss these issues further. The survey link can be found here:
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This study is funded by:
CIRCULEIRE – THE NATIONAL PLATFORM FOR CIRCULAR MANUFACTURING
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