Learning and Applied Research

Research and Development of New and Innovative Virtual Communication Methods Between Patients and Allied Health Professionals to Supplement In-Person Care

Principal Investigator:
Kathryn Reimer, M.A., MOT 
Occupational Therapist
kreimer@okanagan.bc.ca

We are looking for members of the community to participate in research collaboration between Okanagan College and Monashee Health Collective, a local allied health professional clinic.

We are developing a new holistic wellness app that allows you to track your activities and communicate with health professionals. You are being invited to participate in this research project to investigate the impact of a new health app on quality of life. This app will allow you to keep track of your activities, and talk virtually to an allied health professional. This app is different than other health apps you may have tried because it takes a holistic approach to healthcare (it’s more than just another exercise app). 

Who is eligible to participate? If you will be between 19-80 years old between February and March 2021, have a smart phone, internet access and an email address, and can read and write in English, you are eligible.

What is required of me? You will need to use the app prototype for 1-month, and complete 3 short surveys. Each survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Why participate? You may or may not receive direct benefits, however you can feel satisfied that you are contributing to research that may help improve quality of life for Canadian adults. For participating in the study, you will be entered in a draw to win prizes, including but not limited to gift cards ranging in value from $5-$20.

If you are interested in participating, please provide your name and email below.

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