Goals for Pain Communication in Romantic Relationships

 

*THIS STUDY IS NOW CLOSED FOR RECRUITMENT. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS FOR THEIR TIME AND ENERGY. WE WILL POST A SUMMARY OF OUR RESULTS AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE*

Do you experience pain most of the days in the last six months? Are you living with your romantic partner? Help us to learn more about your reasons for showing your pain to your romantic partner.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

(1) Experience pain on most days for at least 6 months
(2) Pain is not caused by a terminal illness, such as cancer
(3) Be 18 years of age or older
(4) Be currently involved in a romantic relationship
(5) Be a resident of Canada or the United States
(6) Be able to read and understand English

*This study aims to be inclusive to individuals of all gender identities, bodies, and orientations.
If you choose to participate you will be asked questions about your pain and your romantic relationship. We will ask you to complete two online surveys. The first survey will take 20-30 minutes (and you can do it right away). The second survey will take 5-8 minutes (we will e-mail a link to you in eight weeks).

As a thank you for completing the surveys, you will be entered in a draw to receive a $50 (Canadian Dollars; if in US funds, this will be the equivalent of $39.32 American) Amazon gift card when you submit the first survey and a $10 (Canadian Dollars; if in US funds, this will be the equivalent of $7.86 American Dollars) Amazon gift card when you submit the second survey (chances of winning are 1 in 50 at each time point).

 
To complete the survey, or find out more, click the button below – This link will lead you to a brief eligibility screening to make sure the study is a good fit for you, then to some more information about the study –

STUDY NOW CLOSED

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Please contact Dr. Somayyeh Mohammadi (Post-doctoral fellow, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Phone: (902) 494-4223, E-mail: Somayyeh.mohammadi@iwk.nshealth.ca) at any time with questions, comments, or concerns about the research study.

You can also contact the research group of this study at paincommunication@dal.ca.

If you have any ethical concerns about your participation in this research, you may also contact the Director, Research Ethics, Dalhousie University at (902) 494-1462, or email: ethics@dal.ca

Thank you in advance for your interest in our research!

[Photo credit: Flickr User Robert Huffstutter]

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