Is there any compensation for participating?
Those of you who return your questionnaire within two weeks of receiving it are eligible for a special reward. We give away $1,000 prizes to several participants who return their questionnaires promptly as a token of our gratitude for helping with this research. Those of you who return the questionnaire at any time during the 6-months, are eligible for smaller prizes of $500. The participants who receive a $1,000 or $500 prize are chosen at random in a special drawing and, with permission, their names are announced in our newsletter.
We send a FORWARDNewsletter to each participant. This newsletter contains information about arthritis, new treatments, research in general, and the results of research that you have participated in by completing the questionnaires. There is the altruistic compensation of knowing that you have helped to improve arthritis treatment and outcome, as well as increasing the medical community’s knowledge of your condition by participating in this research project.