The Remote Management for Peritoneal Dialysis (RM4PD) study is a project funded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. RM4PD is a stakeholder-engaged study that aims to identify and rank outcomes of interest to peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, their care partners, and their medical teams when considering remote management for PD.
The inclusion of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers as research partners in this project ensures that the study addresses those questions of greatest relevance to each stakeholder group involved in PD. Results from the study will identify factors related to skill, access, and motivation required for remote management technology use. Qualitative interviews and surveys used in this study will help researchers, medical teams, and technology developers better understand different perspectives on remote management that could lead to improved care for patients.
The project relies on the existing infrastructure of the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS), a comprehensive international cohort study of peritoneal dialysis patients, to enhance patient-centered outcomes. Surveys developed in this study are being tested and implemented at PDOPPS pilot sites in the US and UK before integration into the main PDOPPS questionnaires.