SNap social networking for patients
SNap ​social networking for arthritis patients


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Effects of Social Networking on
Chronic Disease Management in Arthritis

Study Goal

Our study goal is to examine the effects of social networking on people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. 


  • To improve patients’ self-management
  • To evaluate an educational website to help with patients’ decision making
  • To develop and test an online social networking intervention

You are eligible if you:

Diagnosed with
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Have been diagnosed by a doctor as having Rheumatoid Arthritis for 10 years or less.

E-mail address

Have an e-mail address for the research team to send you study material.

Using the Internet

Able to use the internet: visiting sites, posting comments.

Question and Answers
about our Educational Research

Where does the study take place?
Will it take a lot of my time?
No, your participation can be a few hours per week online.
The study is entirely online. You will just need a comfortable place where you can access our study webpages.
Is there any compensation if I participate?
Will my participation be public?
Yes, you can receive compensation for your time and effort in answering questions about our study webpages.
No, your information will be kept private. Our study team will be the only ones to see your information.
Do you have more questions?
If I take part, can I drop out of the study?
Participation is voluntary. It is only through volunteers such as yourself that it is possible for researchers to gain useful knowledge. If you take part, you may stop participating at any time without penalty and will have no effect on the quality of your medical care.

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SNap social networking for patients