We would like to invite you to take part in the COSUTI study. The purpose of the COSUTI Study is to develop a core outcome set (COS) for interventions for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in adults.
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a very common infection (sometimes referred to as cystitis). If you have a UTI, you may feel the need to go to the toilet more often, or experience pain when you pass urine. Many patients visit their GP for treatment.
Studies into how best to treat a UTI look at how well the treatment works in different ways (called ‘outcomes‘). This often means that when health care professionals or patients want to compare or combine different studies, they are unable to do so.
Core outcomes sets (COSs) can help overcome this problem. COSs are the minimum set of outcomes that should be measured and reported in research studies. We want to find out which outcomes are most important and should be measured to show if a treatment for an uncomplicated UTI in adults is working or not.
We are looking to recruit people who have experienced a UTI, health professionals involved in the care of someone with a UTI, people with an interest in UTI treatment research and policy makers who are willing to share their views with us. If you agree to take part, you will complete three online surveys in total. The first and second online surveys will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. We expect that the third survey will be much shorter.
To read more about the study, please click HERE to access the Participant Information Leaflet.
To take part in the survey, please click HERE. This link will take you to a registration page where you will be asked to enter your name and email address. We will then email you a personalised link to the survey. Please check your junk mail for this link.
The survey is now open, and it will close on Thursday, the 19th of November 2020.
Please feel free to contact COSUTI@nuigalway.ie if you have any questions or are having problems completing this survey.