Spondyloarthritis Medication Preferences Study

By Spondylitis Association of America

Monday, April 29, 2019

The following is an announcement from SAA about a third party research opportunity. SAA is not affiliated with this study,


Researchers at Boston University are conducting a survey to help learn about how people with ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions choose medications. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Those who finish the survey may win one of five $50 gift cards.

You may be eligible to participate if:

  • • You are 18-89 years old
  • • A doctor has diagnosed you with ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis involving the spine, or another form of spondyloarthritis.
  • • You do not have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, two forms of bowel inflammation.

This study will help researchers understand what is important to people with spondyloarthritis in choosing between medications. Once many people have shared their opinions, the results will be used to summarize the overall pros and cons of different medications. We hope the results of this study will make it easier for people with spondyloarthritis to gain access to medications that work well, and fit with each persons’ preferences.

Study PI: Dr. Maureen Dubreuil
IRB Approval: Boston University (H-34259)

For more information, and to take this survey, please visit http://bit.ly/SpondMedSurvey

Please contact Dr. Dubreuil at 617-353-8667 with any questions or concerns about this survey. You may also call 617-358-5372 or email medirb@bu.edu to talk with someone at the Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Campus IRB.

Note: Dr. Dubreuil received the SAA/Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award in SpA in 2018. Learn more here.

(The IRB is a group that helps monitor research. You should call or email the IRB if you want to find out about your rights as a research subject or if you wish to talk to someone who is not part of the study about your questions or concerns.)


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