Current Research Studies

 

Adversity & Resilience Among Older Adults Living with Chronic Pain

Principal Investigators: Nadine Mounir & Venezya Thorsteinson

We are looking for Canadians living with chronic pain who are at least 65 years of age to take part in a study examining the role of adversity and resilience in the experience of pain. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete a series of anonymous self-report questionnaires. Your participation will involve 1 session of approximately 60 minutes. In appreciation for your time, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 10 gift cards of $50. To get involved in this study, please follow these steps:

1.)  Go to https://bit.ly/arc-chronic-pain

2.)  Answer a few questions to determine if you are eligible

3.)  If you are eligible, you will be asked to complete a series of anonymous self-report questionnaires

For more information about this study, please contact the Aging, Residents, and Caregivers (ARC) Research Unit here. This study has been reviewed, and received approval, through the Research Ethics Board at the University of Regina.

Group for People Living with Chronic Disease in Saskatchewan

Principal Investigator: Kelsey Haczkewicz

We are looking to design a new group for people living with chronic disease in Saskatchewan. This group will focus on providing coping strategies and support that helps people manage their mental health while living with chronic disease. Before we start designing the group, we want to hear from people who are living with chronic disease in Saskatchewan. That’s why we designed this survey. 

Eligible persons will be asked to participate in a 10-minute survey about their preferences for this new group for people living with chronic disease in Saskatchewan. If you choose to participate in the survey, you will have the option to enter your name into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 10 gift cards of $25.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in this survey, please follow the link: https://bit.ly/arc-chronic-conditions

* A chronic disease is any disease that lasts at least one year. Some of these diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, epilepsy, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and stroke.

For more information about this study, please contact the Aging, Residents, and Caregivers (ARC) Research Unit here. This study has been reviewed, and received approval, through the Research Ethics Board at the University of Regina.

 

Middle-Aged Resiliency and Resistance Study (MARRS): A Quantitative Study on Aging Across the Lifespan 

Principal Investigator: Courtney Cameron

We are looking for Canadians who are at least 25 years of age that want to be a part of a study examining the experience of ageism across the adult lifespan.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to complete a series of anonymous self-report questionnaires.

 

Your participation would involve 1 session of approximately 60 minutes.

In appreciation for your time, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 10 gift cards of $75.

Follow this link to participate in the research study:

 https://bit.ly/ageism-survey

For more information about this study, please contact the Aging, Residents, and Caregivers (ARC) Research Unit here. This study has been reviewed, and received approval, through the Research Ethics Board at the University of Regina.

 
 

Middle-Aged Resiliency and Resistance Study (MARRS): A Qualitative Study of the Influence of Ageism and

Age-Inclusivity on the Midlife Years

Principal Investigator: Donna Dumitrescu

The midlife – typically defined as the ages between 45 to 64 years – has been largely overlooked in the research on lifespan development. The aim of this research study was to gain an understanding of the ideas held about midlife from a lifespan perspective (i.e., Saskatchewan residents ages 25 to 84 years), and to collect middle adults’ experiences of ageism, age-inclusivity, and their resilience towards ageism.

 

This study involved completing background questions, as well as an interview either through Zoom or over the phone that took 60 minutes. 

The recruitment phase of this study has now ended. Check back soon to learn about the study's results!

Étude de la résilience et de la résistance des personnes d'âge moyen (MARRS) : Une étude qualitative de l’influence sur les adultes d'âge moyen de l’âgisme et de l'inclusion

Le milieu de la vie – que l’on définit généralement comme les années entre 45 et 64 ans – a été largement négligé dans la recherche sur le développement de la durée de vie. L'objectif de cette étude était de comprendre les idées que l'on se fait de cette étape de la vie du point de vue de la durée de vie (c'est-à-dire les résidents de la Saskatchewan de 25 à 84 ans), et de recueillir les expériences de ces adultes en matière d’âgisme, d’inclusion et de résilience face à la discrimination fondée sur l’âge.

Lors de cette étude, les participants ont répondu à quelques questions d’ordre général, puis ils/elles nous ont rencontré par Zoom ou au téléphone pour un entretien individuel d’environ 60 minutes. 

L'étape de recrutement des participants a terminé. Veuillez retourner au site pour apprendre davantage sur les résultats de l'étude!