Study on the Health of Caregivers

If you are providing care for a relative with Parkinson’s Disease, and you are 60 years or older, you may be eligible to participate in a study on how caregiving affects your health.

This study will involve 4 yearly face-to-face interviews, conducted by trained interviewers at the General Clinical Research Center at BUMC in Boston’s South End. You will be asked questions about your physical and emotional health, and about the person for whom you provide care. In addition, you will be asked to give blood and urine samples. This study is funded by the National Institute of Health.

The first interview is expected to take 2 hours. It will take place in the early morning.

You will be reimbursed up to $40 for your time, and your parking costs will be paid. You can bring your care recipient to the interview where someone will stay with him or her during your interview.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please call Denyse Turpin at (617) 638-7736.

IRB H 26127

November 23, 2009
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine