To participate, please visit: www.mystudies.ca
Acquired brain injury (ABI) affects approximately 70, 000 Nova Scotians, with one third of Nova Scotia caregivers providing informal, unpaid, care to their loved ones. Unpaid caregivers may feel worried, anxious, stressed, or have negative impacts to their physical and emotional health as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. In Nova Scotia, acquired brain injury support for caregivers is limited.
Drs. Patrick McGrath and Andre Lauzon (Centre for Research in Family Health) are working with funding from the Government of Nova Scotia to learn more about the experiences of unpaid caregivers of acquired brain injury survivors. The long-term goal of this research is to better inform future interventions that could promote caregiver well-being and support.
The IWK Health Centre is currently recruiting unpaid caregivers of individuals with an acquired brain injury from Nova Scotia. Caregivers must:
1) live in Nova Scotia
2) be an unpaid caregiver,
3) be fluent in English,
4) be willing to fill out online questionnaires,
5) be willing to give informed consent, and,
6) have access to a tablet/phone/computer to be part of the study.
Eligible caregivers will be asked to complete a 30-minute online questionnaire every six months for up to two years. Caregivers will have the option to receive a summary of study findings from the questionnaires.
To apply to the study, visit mystudies.ca