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Partners study

Research Participants Wanted: Stroke survivors and partners

University of British Columbia Clinical Research Ethics Board,

Interior Health Research Ethics  

Geography: British Columbia

Number of Participants: 100 total

Recruitment period: Summer 2019


Participant Criteria:

  • Stroke survivors and their partners (both partners are required to participate)
  • All ages
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Able to handle a device the size of a book and read newspaper size print
  • Able to walk at least 10 meters (with or without the help of a mobility device)

Project Description: The main goal of the study is to understand how partners may shape each other’s health behaviours like physical activity and diet after a stroke. Tablet-based daily questionnaires are used to monitor physical activity levels to capture daily spousal dynamics. In addition, cardiovascular risk markers are examined to explore potential links to spousal everyday health behaviours. 


Participant Role:

  • Couple to participate in a 3-3.5 hour appointment to complete questionnaires and take basic health measurements, such as blood pressure, height, and weight, and be trained in using an iPad mini for the study.
  • For the next 14 days, participants wear physical activity monitors, complete short questionnaires on iPad minis, and take pictures of food and drinks.
  • During the 14 days, participants will provide a blood sample at their nearest local Life Labs.
  • Couple to participate in a final 2-2.5 hour appointment to conclude with questionnaires, cognitive tasks, and feedback. 

Travel: Most sessions will be held on the UBC Point Grey campus. However, we are able to meet participants in a public space in their area, e.g., a local library. If participants feel uncomfortable in a public space home visits will be will accommodated.


For more information: Christiane Hoppmann, PhD  |  604-822-8428  | choppmann@psych.ubc.ca   

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