Informal Caregivers Providing Wound Care

Are you a caregiver age 65 or older who does not have any formal medical or healthcare training? Do you care for a friend or family member age 18 or older with a wound? Does your care involve changing dressings, applying medications or other procedures related to a wound(s)? We are interested in hearing about your experiences! Your story will help nurses and other health care professionals provide better support to caregivers who perform wound care.

Caregivers will participate in one interview. The interview will be completed virtually using the internet or by telephone and will be recorded. Interviews will take about one hour. Everything you share in the interview will be kept private, no reports will identify you by name. Your participation is voluntary; you can withdraw at any time.

If you are eligible and want to participate, please click on this link to complete a brief confidential eligibility survey and to provide your contact information to the nurse researcher:

This research is being conducted by primary investigators Kristen Swartzell, MSN, RN Indiana University School of Nursing PhD Candidate and Dr. Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FCNS, FAAN, Indiana University School of Nursing Professor. This study has been approved by the Indiana University Institutional Review Board.

Questions? Contact Kristen Swartzell at or (317) 495-4455.