What: Researchers at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (CPPR), located at the IWK Health Centre, are looking for children and youth between eight and 14 years of age and their guardians to participate in a cold water study. To learn more about this study, and others, visit www.pediatric-pain.ca and click on “Participate in Research.”
Pain is a common experience for children and adolescents, even those who are generally healthy. Research is an important part of helping children with pain and chronic illnesses, like many patients who are seen at the IWK. This study will help increase our knowledge about how children experience and perceive pain, and may lead to improved patient treatment, not only at the IWK, but around the world.
As a thank you for participating in these studies, children will receive $20 and a Junior Scientist Certificate and parents will receive $5 to help with transportation. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes to participate.
Where: Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, 8th floor, children’s building, IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Who: For more information, or to find out if you are eligible to participate in any of these studies, please contact Leah Wofsy, Research Administrative Assistant, at 902-470-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The talented research trainees who are conducting these studies will be available for media inquires. They are mentored by Dr. Christine Chambers who is a clinical psychologist and a Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health. Dr. Chambers, along with her team trainees and research assistants, are examining many complex issues of children’s pain at her lab in the CPPR.
Please note that research trainees who are conducting these studies will also be available for media inquires.
When: Studies are ongoing.
For more information, contact:
IWK Public Relations