An arthritis study has recently been published, comparing the prevalence and risk factors for arthritis and AAL (arthritis-attributable activity limitations) in Canada and the US. The study suggests obesity and physical inactivity may be the reason for higher arthritis and AAL diagnoses in the US.
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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are looking for youth to participate in a study about self-esteem in adolescents with chronic illness. Youth in grades 9-12 who have been diagnosed with asthma, arthritis or diabetes are eligible to participate! Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 10 $20 VISA Gift Cards! Participation involves completing an anonymous, online survey that takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Questions are related to youth’s experience with their illness, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, autonomy, and perceptions of parent and peer relationships. Parents are required to consent to participation.
To read more information about this study and/or to participate, please use the following link, or contact the primary researcher Marcie Balch at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Supervisor, Dr. Diane LaChapelle at email@example.com.
This project is on file with the University of New Brunswick Research Ethics Board (REB file # 2009-140).