Paid Participants Sought for Distance Caregiving Study

Earn a $10 Amazon gift card for taking a 20-minute survey online

By Silver Planet Staff

The Health Communication Master's of Science Program at Chapman University in Orange, California, is conducting a research study that examines interpersonal communication patterns of people who have provided unpaid long-distance care to an individual who is age 55 or older in the past year.

The purpose of this study is to learn more about your interactions and experiences as a distant caregiver. Volunteers are needed to complete an approximately 15- to 20-minute online survey that includes questions about demographic and relational information, your interpersonal communication with the individual receiving care (i.e., the care recipient), and your health.

To qualify for this study and receive compensation, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be age 18 or older
  2. Live a long distance from the care recipient
  3. Have provided unpaid care for a friend or family member who is age 55 or older in the past year

Distance caregiver participants who fit the above criteria and provide valid email addresses will receive a $10 gift card via email within two weeks of completing the online survey.

Please click here if you would like to participate.

Survey responses may be randomly verified before participants are compensated. Individuals may participate only once and receive one gift card.

If you have any questions or concerns about this research, please contact study coordinators Jennifer Bevan or Lisa Sparks.

[Editor’s note: Chapman University is the sponsor of the Distance Caregiving Communication Survey and is solely responsible for its administration and for the distribution of all gift certificates. Silver Planet encourages you to participate in this study, and we will share its results soon after Chapman University makes them available.]

Published November 3, 2009

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