Dear Mild or Moderate Alzheimer's Patients and Caretakers,
Hello. I am an undergraduate biomedical researcher at the UC Irvine Medical
Center, asking if you can fill out my surveys (contained in the link at the
bottom) for mild or moderate Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers.
My study was approved by the Institutional Review Board on 10 June 2009 (IRB#2009-6884). My supervisor is Rimal Bera, M.D.
I issue these surveys in pairs--one for the caretaker and the other for the
AD patient--since I must compare your responses to assess awareness of
chronic pain. I want my results to allow others to draw meaningful
conclusions, hopefully removing some of the struggles that Alzheimer's
patients and caretakers experience every day.
These surveys take ~20 minutes to complete and there is no follow-up. I
have done my best to protect patient and caretaker privacy: I never record
the name of the patient or the caretaker, and questions are answered with
brief responses/scales/checked boxes.
Please read over the "Reminder of the qualifications" in the link below. If
applicable, proceed to the caretaker and patient surveys that follow (both
of you must be present to complete your surveys).
I will provide $20 to each caretaker-patient pair who completes the entire
survey. Please make sure to indicate, in the box at the beginning of the
survey, which means of compensation you would like. Here is the link:
Thank you for your consideration!