Recognizing and Exploring Chronic Pain Navigation Experiences in Women Living with Episodic Disabilities

Studies

Study Title: Recognizing and Exploring Chronic Pain Navigation Experiences in Women Living with Episodic Disabilities
Rationale: Increasingly, Canadians are living with a diagnosis of an episodic disability and in some cases, women are more affected than men. Chronic pain is a common experience for women living with an episodic disability that could make it harder to manage the challenges of living with an episodic disability. Our purpose is to understand women’s chronic pain experience and how they navigate pain while living with an episodic disability so that this knowledge can be used to improve health care for women.
Study Description: If you agree to take part, a member of the research team will contact you to arrange a telephone interview. The interview will normally take between 45 to 75 minutes. The interviewer will ask you general questions about your experience of chronic pain while living with an episodic disability. There is no cost to taking part in this study. To thank you for your time, we will send you a link for a $30 e-gift card to a local grocery store, online outlet (e.g. Amazon), book store, or coffee shop that you choose.
Recruitment Dates: 03/11/2021 to 2021-08-31
Who can participate: You can take part if you: • Are able to complete a private interview by phone, Zoom, or in-person • Are 18 years of age or older • Live in Ontario • Have a diagnosis of RRMS
Location of Trial: Western University
Trial Investigator: Dr. Karen Campbell
Trial Funding: This research project is funded by the Women's Xchange/Women's College Hospital. Karen Campbell is an Ontario Women's Health Scholar and funded by funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care