Duke-NUS and A*STAR is currently seeking caregivers to participate in the usability testing of the CareBuddy mobile application.
Connecting Caregivers with Community Services: The CareBuddy Platform
What is this Study about?
Developed by Duke-NUS and A*STAR, CareBuddy is a mobile application designed to support informal caregivers (i.e., family caregivers) of persons living with dementia. The study team is currently looking for caregivers to persons involved in Dementia Singapore’s (DSG) programmes or services to test the usability of the app and provide feedback on its various components.
Who Can Apply, and How?
The study team is looking for participants who are:
- Singaporean Citizens or Permanent Residents
- Age 21 years and above
- Caregiver to a person living with dementia who is involved in any of DSG’s programmes or services
- Primary caregiver for at least the past 6 months and will remain so for the next 2 months
- Able to speak and read English
If you would like to participate in the study, please fill in the application form by scanning the QR code in the poster above or by clicking the button below:
After you indicate your interest to participate via the form, the study team from Duke-NUS will contact you via email, phone, WhatsApp or text to determine if you are interested to participate in the study.
The study team will then fix a date/time for a 60-90 minute interview based on your availability and preference. This interview will be face-to-face and arranged at a venue to your convenience. You will receive $30 as remuneration for your time at the end of the interview.
The CareBuddy app will be shown to the participants during the interview and feedback for each component will be taken.
The interviews will be conducted by a trained qualitative researcher who will be accompanied by qualified 1-2 study team members who will do note taking and consent taking. These interviews will be audio-recorded. For your privacy, any personal identifiers that come up during the recording will be removed.
If you have any questions about the study, you can contact the following: