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Call for participants: A study on coping with food allergy

If you are a parent of a child with food allergy, you are invited to participate in a study on coping with food allergy.

Please see the note below from the research team for the details on the study and how to participate.

From the research team:

Dr. Edmond S. Chan

The research team, led by Drs. Edmond Chan and Lianne Soller of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, is looking at how parents cope with having a child with food allergy.

How to participate
You do not need to live in the Vancouver area to participate in this study. Participation will involve completing a secure, online questionnaire related to coping with food allergy, with questions about how well you deal with uncertainty, worries you have about your child’s food allergy, coping with having a child with food allergy, as well as basic demographic questions.

The online survey should take around 15 minutes to complete and all participants who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Eligibility
To be eligible to participate, your child must have received a food allergy diagnosis from an allergist, family doctor, or pediatrician, and you must live in Canada. Please contact your child’s physician if you have questions about their allergies.

Confidentiality
Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You may refuse to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without explanation. All information obtained during this study will be kept strictly confidential. The research data will be available only to the research team. This study has been approved by the University of British Columbia – Children’s & Women’s Research Ethics Board.

Survey link
To participate in this study, please click on this link to start the survey: https://rc.bcchr.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=A99T8E4JJX

The survey will be open until December 15th 2017.

Questions
If you have any questions about this study, please contact Lianne Soller, the study coordinator, at allergyresearch@bcchr.ca.