JointHealth™ express   March 8, 2010

Participate in an online research project, titled “Global self-worth in adolescents with chronic illness”

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are looking for youth to participate in a study about self-esteem in adolescents with chronic illness. If you are a teenager in grades 9-12, and have been diagnosed with asthma, arthritis, or diabetes, you are eligible to participate! Or, if you know teenagers living with chronic illness, please forward this email to them.

Participants will have a chance to win 1 of 10 $20 VISA Gift Cards!

Participation involves completing an anonymous, online survey that takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Questions are related to your experience with illness, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, autonomy, and perceptions of parent and peer relationships. Parents are required to consent to your participation.

To read more information about this study and/or to participate, please click here or contact the primary researcher Marcie Balch at or her Supervisor, Dr. Diane LaChapelle at

This project is on file with the University of New Brunswick Research Ethics Board (REB file # 2009-140).