A doctor is on an iPad screen talking to a family.

Parents of children with CHD are invited to participate in a psychology study.

My name is Danielle Caissie, and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Regina.

I am conducting a research study regarding the well-being and well-being protective factors of parents of children between the ages of 0 and 4 with congenital heart disease (CHD). I am writing to invite you to participate in my study, which can be accessed by following the link provided below.

To participate in this study, you must be living in Western Canada (i.e., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, or British Columbia), be able to read in English, be above 18 years of age, and have at least one healthy child between the ages of 0 and 4 or one child with CHD between the ages of 0 and 4. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Regina.

If you know someone else who may be interested in participating in this study, please forward this post to them, but do not provide us with their information.

The study consists of a questionnaire regarding your and your child’s demographic information, your well-being, and other factors that may be associated with your well-being. Participation will take 30–45 minutes. You will be entered in a draw for one of three $50 Amazon gift cards as a thank you for your participation. For additional information, please contact me at dmc384@uregina.ca or my supervisor, Dr. Kristi Wright, registered doctoral psychologist, at kristi.wright@uregina.ca.

Although we have asked your organization to share information about our study with you, they are not involved in the study whatsoever. They will not be informed of whether or not you choose to participate in the study. If you do choose to participate in the study, your organization will not have access to any of the information you share. Your current or future care/services will not be impacted in any way regardless of whether or not you choose to participate in this research opportunity.

Link to survey: https://uregina.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cM97F11TM64Ezoq

Thank you!

Danielle Caissie, MSc
Principal Investigator
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology
University of Regina