Are you between 12 to 18 years of age with Sickle Cell Disease?
Consider participating in the iPeer2Peer study.
What is the study about?
Researchers are testing a new online mentoring program to offer social support and self-management advice to adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Anemia. The program is part of an ongoing research study led by The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
- You will be randomly assigned to one of two groups:
- Mentored group: You will be assigned to a peer mentor who is trained to talk to teens about issues related to your SCD. Calls will be completed over Skype over a 15-week period.
- Non-Mentored group: You will be on a waitlist for nine months. After that, you will be matched with a peer mentor.
- Both groups: Will be asked to complete questionnaires at two timepoints during the study, at the start (Week 0) and at the end (Week 15). Participants will be given gift certificates after completing each set of questionnaires.
How can I participate in this study?
If you would like more information about this study, please contact (Brittany Wiles, Research Coordinator at email@example.com, or by telephone at (416) 813-7654 ext. 309133), or contact your haematologist at one of the participating hospitals listed below:
- The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario (Lead site)
- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario
- Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan