I am currently doing my PhD Dissertation at the University of New Brunswick on Global Self-Worth in Adolescents with Chronic Illness, which includes diabetes. I am having a difficult time recruiting youth in grades 9-12 to complete my online study, despite several notes from parents agreeing that this type of research is necessary. If you have a teenager with diabetes, please encourage him or her to check out my survey (the first page is an info and consent form for parents).
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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are looking for youth to participate in a study about self-esteem in adolescents with chronic illness. Youth in grades 9-12 who have been diagnosed with asthma, arthritis or diabetes are eligible to participate! Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 10 $20 VISA Gift Cards, plus a chance to win the Grand Prize of an 8GB ipod Touch! Participation involves completing an anonymous, online survey that takes approximately 20-40 minutes. Questions are related to youth’s experience with their illness, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, autonomy, and perceptions of parent and peer relationships. Parents are required to consent to participation.
To read more information about this study and/or to participate, please use the following link, or contact the primary researcher Marcie Balch at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Supervisor, Dr. Diane LaChapelle at email@example.com.
This project is on file with the University of New Brunswick Research Ethics Board (REB file # 2009-140).