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Patient Partner Input Needed for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) Study

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Patient Partner with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos

Health Areas
Genetic Counseling, Genetic Disorders, Other Genetics, Other Mental Health , Other Bones, Joints, Muscles

Opportunity Purpose
We are looking for patients with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) to provide input based on their own lived experiences. Through patient input we hope that our study can target the aspects of hEDS that are most important to those living with it, especially as it relates to mental health and improving access to mental health supports. Patient partners help to ensure our research is done in a respectful, inclusive and applicable way.

We would like to meet directly with the patient partner to hear the ways in which they feel hEDS has most affected their life and any challenges experienced in accessing (mental) health care supports. The patient partner would contribute to designing an intervention to address these issues and study the outcomes. As the study progresses, we would also like feedback on proposed study design to ensure we are addressing patient needs.

Age: 18 Years – 100 Years Old

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!