Current Research Studies

Adversity & Resilience Among Older Adults Living with Chronic Pain

Principal Investigator: 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.

 

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!