ICORD researcher Dr. William C. Miller, and his research team at UBC are exploring the main reasons for using social media among family caregivers of individuals with a SCI, and investigating the potential impacts of social media support and in-person social support on the well-being of family caregivers of individuals with SCI.
Why should you participate in this study?
The findings from your participation in this study will contribute to the future development of resources to support caregiver’s well being.
You may be able to participate in this study if you:
- are a partner of family caregiver to an individual with a SCI
- are able to speak and understand English
- are living in Canada or the United States of America
- are familiar with social media and have access to at least one social media platform
- are caring for an individual who is 1.5 years post-SCI
- are caring for an individual who currently resides in the community (e.g. not a group home or assisted living centre)
You may not be able to participate in this study if you:
- are caring for an individual with SCI who is currently considered to be palliative
The time commitment for the online survey is approximately 30 minutes, and for the optional phone interview is 45-60 minutes.
Compensation for participation
Individuals who participate in the online survey are given the option to put their contact information into a draw to win a $100 gift card. After the survey, individuals have the option to participate in the phone interview. Participants who choose to participate in the phone interview will receive a $30 token of gratitude for their time spent participating.
The study will take place remotely (online survey / phone interview).
For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact the study coordinator, Somayyeh Mohammadi, by email or by phone at 604-734-1313 (extension 6292).