Dads with Arthritis needed for Study
The University of British Columbia Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy & The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
Your experiences as a father with arthritis may help inform future health care services. We want to hear from men who will complete a survey and tell us what they think about it. We seek men who:
- have inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoratic arthritis, juvenile arthritis or lupus),
- are fathers with at least one child under 21 years living at home (shared custody of children living with you part time is ok)
- live in Canada
Dr. Catherine Backman, a researcher at the Arthritis Research Centre and the University of British Columbia, is conducting a study on the Impact of Arthritis on Fathers. The first step is to see if the survey is easy to complete and results in useful information. Survey questions ask about parenting, arthritis symptoms, health, support from other people, and family characteristics.
Participation involves completion of a survey (by mail or on line) that takes up to 1 hour to complete.
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