Toronto-based study looking for participants
February 25, 2013 - My name is Dr. Charles Emlet, and I am working temporarily in Ontario in order
to conduct a study on characteristics associated with aging well with HIV. We know that older adults are making up an increasing
number of those living with HIV and that many are doing very well. We would like to know more about what are the factors
associated with this wellness and resilience.
The purpose of this study, funded
by Fulbright Canada, is to conduct in-depth, interviews with
approximately 25 adults aged 50 and over( in Toronto and Hamilton) who are aging well with HIV. The study involves 1-2 in-depth, semi -
structured interviews with individuals who enroll in the study. Through these interviews, we hope to better
understand what personal and social characteristics are associated with aging well as well as how service
delivery and environmental factors may help or hinder this process. Participants will receive a $25
gift card for their time and effort.
I am the principal investigator on the study and have an appointment as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at McMaster University
as well as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The study has been approved
by the Research Ethics Boards at McMaster University. The research protocol is currently under review at the University of Toronto.
I am working with two social work PhD Students, Charles Furlotte and Lori Chambers from McMaster University, who
also has worked with HIV for some time. All of us have done research on HIV and Aging here in Ontario.
We would like to ask for your help in identifying eligible and interested individuals for our study. If you are aware of
individual(s) who might be interested in participating, please have them contact us. Those in Toronto can find out more
and contact us at 416.506.0466. Those in the Hamilton area, can contact me at 905.525.9140 ext. 23785 or Charles
Furlotte at 905-515-6727.
Aging Well Recruitment Poster
Dr. Charles Emlet
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