SONG Study

17th of September, 2018



The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Kids (SONG-Kids) is an international initiative that aims to identify outcomes that are important to children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease, their caregivers and families, clinicians, and other health professionals. This will inform the development of a core outcome set to be reported in all clinical trials (and other research) in children with chronic kidney disease (all stages), and ensure that trials report outcomes that are important and relevant for decision-making.

You are invited to participate in the SONG-Kids Delphi panel to achieve consensus (agreement) on the most important outcomes that should be included in the core outcome set for kidney disease. This involves completing a Delphi survey, which includes completing three rounds and each survey should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Round 1 is planned to close end-September/October 2018. All participants will receive a copy of the results. To join the SONG-Kids Delphi Panel, you can find the survey at:

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else who may be interested.

Thank you!

SONG-Kids Steering Group 


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As part of her Honours degree, Charlotte Brenkley, a final-year Pharmacy student at the University of Otago wants to explore New Zealander’s experiences of taking their daily, long-term medicines.

She is looking for people 18 years of age and over who have been taking at least one prescription medicine regularly for at least 3 months for their health conditions.

She would love you to complete the Living with Medicines Questionnaire, a tick-box questionnaire which can be completed in about 10 minutes.

Please click here links to information on the project and the questionnaire.


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