iSARAH data collection

Thank you for your interest in taking part in a free online training course (iSARAH) to learn how to deliver the SARAH (Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand) programme to patients with hand function problems due to rheumatoid arthritis. iSARAH will provide all the information and text materials you need to deliver the SARAH programme to your patients. iSARAH has been developed as a part of CLARHC initiative and developed and designed by a team of SARAH clinical trial researchers, therapists and information technology specialists based at the University of Oxford. 

We would like to evaluate the impact of this training course on the implementation of the SARAH programme in your routine clinical practice and encourage you to be a part of this process. Therefore, in order to participate in iSARAH training, you will be required to fill your personal information including your name, age, gender, profession, and your NHS work setting & experience during iSARAH registration and also complete a short online survey immediately after completing your iSARAH training and 6 months later. At both time points, the survey will take 3-5 minutes to complete. We would be very grateful for your time in completing these surveys as the results will help us improve future health services. If have you agreed to be contacted by the SARAH team regarding service evaluation, we will get in touch with you after completing the training.

All information provided by you will be kept strictly confidential. The data will be stored in a protected database system managed by the University of Oxford which will be accessed by the study researchers only. The study will comply with the Data Protection Act and any personal details held by the study team will be stored separately from any participant study data. Personal details will be destroyed on completion of the evaluation. There are no risks in taking part in iSARAH impact evaluation. The data will be summarised and used in conference abstracts, meetings, research reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles. No identifiable personal information will be reported anywhere.

The University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) reviewed the evaluation protocol and concluded that a formal ethics approval was not required.

If you need further information about iSARAH training and the surveys, please contact us at the University of Oxford by phone 01865737907 or email




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