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Enhancing the lives of family, friends, and caregivers who support people with SCI

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Researcher(s): Dr. Heather Gainforth

Researchers in Dr. Heather Gainforth’s lab at the University of British Columbia Okanagan want to understand the priorities and needs of family, friends and partners who support people with an SCI to enhance the lives of those who provide and those who receive support. The results of this study will help direct resources towards areas of research that are most important to family, friends and partners who support people with an SCI.

Your participation in this study would include a pre-interview survey and an audio-recorded telephone interview.

Why should you participate in this study?

Your participation will help to prioritize intervention research efforts aiming to enhance the lives of family, friends and partners who support people with an SCI. By participating in this research, you may help to direct resources to areas that are most important to those who support people with an SCI.

You may be able to participate in this study if you:

  • are 18 years or older
  • assist a family member, partner or friend with an SCI with their activities of daily living and provide them with emotional support
  • <OR> have an SCI and receive assistance with activities of daily living and emotional support from a family member, friend or partner.
  • Reside in Canada

Time commitment

The pre-interview questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes. The interview will take approximately 60-90 minutes. The study will take place online and/or over the phone. The research is being conducted at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Compensation for participation

You will receive a $20 gift card to a retailer of your choice for participating in the audio-recorded interview (i.e., Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Cineplex, Bath and Body Works, Best Buy). Your interview session will be scheduled based on the time that works best for you.

For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact the study coordinatory, Rhyann McKay, by email or call toll-free: 866-835-8979 (Mailbox #: 91042)