Are you caring for a loved one diagnosed with chronic illness?

IRB/UVA Tracking #
22260
Principal Investigator
Jeongok G Logan
Contact
Soojung Ahn
Contact Email
Contact Phone
434.234.7855
Official Trial Title
Caregiving Stress, Sleep, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Caregivers of Patients with Chronic Illness
Study Description

UVA School of Nursing seeks adults, ages 18 years or older, who provide in-home care to their loved ones with chronic illness for a research study. The purpose of the study is to find out how caregiving stress affects sleep and cardiovascular health.

You may be eligible for this study if:
• you have a primary responsibility of caring for an adult loved one diagnosed with chronic illness (for example, cancer, heart/lung/liver/kidney disease, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, etc.)
• you are not a professional/paid caregiver

Study involves one study visit lasting approximately 90 minutes. At the study visit, participants will be asked to complete questionnaires and get cardiovascular health markers measured by non-invasive devices. When leaving the study site, participants will wear a wrist-worn device to measure sleep for 7 days and an ambulatory monitoring device to measure blood pressure for a day.

Study-related test provided free of charge.

Compensation

$60 at study completion

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Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still: