Research Study

Feb. 2018 Until May 2019

Dear RFSA Member,

I am writing to let you know about an opportunity to participate in a research study about the Coping Strategies in Managing Multi-Morbidities Among Community-Dwelling People Aging with Arthritis. This study is being conducted by Wenhui (Vivian) Zhang, PhD candidate at the School of Nursing, the University of Texas at Austin from Feb 2018 to May 2019. This survey study will explore how demographics, other concurrent chronic conditions, health resources and chronic symptoms predict the coping strategies of people aging with arthritis and further predict health outcomes including arthritis self-efficacy, healthcare utilization and quality of life.

You are invited to be part of this research. To participate in this study, you must: (1) be >50 years of age; (2) have arthritis and at least another chronic condition. Participation will be convenient on site, via mail or online and compensated with $5 for your time.

If you would like to participate or want additional information about this study, please call Wenhui (Vivian) Zhang at 512-968-8985 or email at vivianzhang@utexas.edu<mailto:vivianzhang@utexas.edu>.

Carol Barrett