This study is part of the Can-SOLVE CKD research project APPROACH: Risk prediction to support shared decision-making for managing heart disease


Heart disease is one of the most common causes of hospitalization and death in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A new focus on patient-centered care and informed decision-making is important in kidney care and research. Providing decision making support to patients with CKD and their family members is important.

What is the purpose of the research?

The purpose of the study is to understand treatment preferences of people living with CKD.  Specifically, we want to know what is important to people with CKD in the event they have a heart attack and are faced with choosing between treatment options.

What would I have to do?

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire virtually via a computer.  The questionnaire is expected to take 30 minutes to complete.

Eligibility criteria

  • Age 18 or older
  • CKD (eGFR < 45 mL/min/1.73m2)
  • Not currently on dialysis or a recipient of a kidney transplant
  • Able to communicate in English


Denise Kruger (

Consent to contact

Measurement of treatment preferences of people with chronic kidney disease with acute coronary syndrome

You are being invited to give consent for Dr. Matthew James, or a qualified member of his study team, to contact you at some time in the future to invite you to participate in a research study. The attached information letter provides additional information.

If you are willing to learn more about the Decision-making needs survey, please provide your name and email address below:

Every effort will be made to safeguard your contact information. Although access to this information will be limited, there is a small chance that this information could be inadvertently disclosed or inappropriately accessed. You have been made aware of the reasons why the contact information is needed and the risks and benefits of consenting or refusing to consent.

This consent is effective immediately. Your consent to be contacted can be revoked by you at any time.