Food allergy affects over 3 million Canadians, including almost 600,000 children. Researchers are committed to better understanding how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and eventually, cure this medical condition. Learn how you can participate in research studies.
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Participate: International study on access to psychological services
If you are a parent/caregiver of a child with food allergy or are an adult with food allergy, you are invited to participate in an international study. In this phase of the study, researchers are conducting paid interviews by phone or online, to understand the needs you may have for psychological support when managing food allergy.
In phase one of the study, the researchers collected information about psychological distress and psychological health needs in patients with food allergy and their families. They also asked if the patients had been referred to someone to help them with any distress, such as a psychologist. There were over 2,000 responses from all over the world which showed that many patients and families would like psychological support when managing their or their child’s food allergy. The researchers now want to interview people to find out about these needs in more detail.
How to participate in the interviews of the second phase of the study
Your participation in this study is vital to providing the researchers with insights on the psychological health and service needs of people with food allergy.
Please click on the links below to learn more about the study and how to participate.