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Are you in a relationship with someone who has chronic pain -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are looking for partners of individuals with chronic pain to take part in a research study. You will earn $25 for providing feedback on a new questionnaire we are creating especially for partners in a chronic pain context. 

You are eligible to participate if you are in a co-habitating romantic relationship of at least one year with someone who experiences chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, neck/back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, etc.). You must also be at least 21 years of age, fluent in English, and live in the Fredericton area. You are not eligible to participate if you have a chronic pain condition yourself, or if you or your spouse are currently diagnosed with a serious acute medical illness (e.g., cancer).

If you participate in the study, you will be asked to meet with the researcher in person at the University of New Brunswick. You will provide basic demographic information (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity) about yourself and your romantic partner, then complete the new questionnaire, which is designed to assess adjustment to chronic pain from the partner perspective. After you finish, you will be asked to provide feedback on various aspects of the questionnaire. The study is expected to take no more than one hour to complete. Participation is voluntary and all identifying information will be kept confidential. All partners will receive a $25 gift card for participating.  

If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the study, please contact Kirsten at or (306) 501-4571. Getting more information about the study will in no way obligate you to participate. Feel free to share this ad with anyone you know who may be eligible.

This project has been approved by the UNB Research Ethics Board (#2017-165).

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