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             Seniors' Health Research Priority Setting Partnership
             Identifying what is important to seniors' health in Alberta 

 
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 Introduction  

 
  Research studies contribute to our knowledge of health, illness, and disability. Research findings are used to improve healthcare, such as treatments, clinical care practices, and health services. We feel that it is important for research studies to focus on the things that matter most to patients and clinicians.

The Scientific Office of Alberta’s Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ is conducting a project to determine the priority areas for seniors’ health research. The purpose of this project is to ask patients, their caregivers, and clinicians what they see as important to seniors’ health in Alberta. We will compare this information to what we already know from research studies and to prioritize research that focuses on the unanswered questions.

You are invited to participate in this survey to identify the questions about seniors’ health that are important to you. You are invited to take part if you are:
   
 
  • an older adult (65 years of age and over),
  • a caregiver of an older adult (spouse; family member; friend; neighbour), or
  • a clinician or health/social care provider (doctor; nurse; care aides; allied health provider; pharmacist; social worker) working with older adults.
  • You must also live or work in the province of Alberta to take part in the survey.

   
  Participation in this survey is voluntary. You can complete either a pen-and-paper survey or the online survey (both versions are the same, so you only need to submit your ideas through one method).
   
 
  • You do not have to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer.
  • There are no right or wrong answers and you can leave sections blank.
   
  At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to take part in the next phase of this project by helping to decide which of the topics identified by the survey are most important. If you are interested, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information. If you do not provide your name, your survey responses will be anonymous.

If you have any questions about this survey or the project, please contact Billy Zhao, Project Coordinator, by telephone (403-944-3274) or email (bzzhao@ualberta.ca).


By clicking 'next' to move to the first page, you are agreeing to take part in the study.
   
 
 
    

If you have any questions about this survey or the project, please contact Billy Zhao (bzzhao@ualberta.ca; 403-944-3274).