Canadian Caregivers Needed for Research Study


CANADIAN CAREGIVERS needed for research - please help if you look after a parent or adult child with disability. 

Family caregivers including friends and relatives provide a significant amount of the required assistance for individuals with impaired mobility to stay in the community. Given the growing number of the ageing population and issues with caregiver burnout, it is important to find ways to reduce caregiver burden. Unfortunately, there is no research that identifies aspects of providing care that family caregivers find challenging, and ways to address those needs to make caregiving more enjoyable. 

Dr. Ben Mortenson and his study team from the University of British Columbia are conducting a study to:

(1) Identify the specific activities and situations that caregivers find most burdensome.
(2) Develop situational scenarios that demonstrate these activities.
(3) Involve caregivers as active partners to identify preferences and priorities in developing technological solutions to address these problems.

They are looking for individuals are:
a) 19 years of age or older and you are a caregiver for older adults
b) You speak English or French well enough to participate in an interview, complete questionnaires, and provide consent.
If you choose to take part and are eligible to participate:

You will be asked to complete 2 data collection sessions (Session 1 will be 1.5 – 2 hours and Session 2 will be 1 hour).

During the first session, you will answer questions about your caregiver background.

During both sessions, research assistants will ask you to take part in an interview about your perception of different caregiver activities and technologies.

These sessions will take place either in person or over the phone, depending on what is convenient for you. For more information please contact the s​tudy research coordinator, Mary Ellen Johnson; maryellen.johnson@ubc.ca, 604-714-4108.

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