Are You 18 Plus and Providing Care for Your Parent?
Do You Interact With Other Caregivers On-Line Or In Person?
Marina Bastawrous is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. She is conducting a study on care giving for a parent as part of her PhD degree. The goal of the study is to learn about the peer support relationship between adult children caregivers and other family caregivers as they interact online or in person.
The online survey should take about 30 minutes to complete and you can pause and resume at any time.
Who can participate: You are eligible to participate in the study if you:
1) Are 18 years or older
2) Are caring for a parent
3) Help your parent with at least one activity a week (e.g. driving to appointments, managing medications or finances, grocery shopping, grooming or dressing)
4) Are assisting your parent in Canada
5) Are in contact with someone who is also caring for a family member (contact can be online or in person)
Your role: To answer an online survey that should take 30-45 minutes to complete. You will be able to start and resume the survey at any time and therefore do not need to finish it all at once. At the end of the survey, you will be invited to participate in an optional 45-60 minute telephone interview. The interview aims to gain more in-depth information about your experiences as a caregiver and the relationship between you and your peers. The interview is optional and you may choose to only complete the survey.
To participate in this study, please visit:
If you have any questions, please contact Marina Bastawrous at:416-978-5694 or
John has been reporting on home health care and independent living for over ten years. In addition to extensive research, John writes on important issues from personal experience.