Clinical Trials

Young carers (aged 9-24) who provide unpaid care to family/friends or community

Type of Study/Intervention

Non-interventional

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Form of MS

Relapsing remitting MS/Secondary progressive MS/Primary progressive MS/Clinically isolated syndrome/Relapsing MS/People without MS

Brief Summary

We are a team of Griffith University researchers conducting a research project (for which we have been engaged by Arafmi Ltd and Little Dreamers) about young carers. This project involves an examination of the extent of caring done by, and support for, young carers and psycho-social disability and risk-taking behaviours of young carers, in Australia.

As part of the research project we are conducting a national online survey of young carers (aged 9-24) and interviews with young adult carers (aged 18-24) to examine their experiences in providing care (or assisting in providing care) to one or more family members or friends who are aged, have a chronic illness, disability, or problem with alcohol or other drugs.
The findings from the survey will be used to gain a better understanding of how to support young carers in the future.

Young carers are being asked to do an online survey that will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Inclusion Criteria

Any young person aged 9-24 who provides unpaid care to a family member/friend/community member who has a chronic illness, disability or is aged or has a problem with alcohol or other drugs.

Exclusion Criteria

Anyone younger than 9 or older than 24. Anyone aged 9-24 who does not provide unpaid care.

Anticipated Start Date

Already commenced

Recruitment contacts

Elisha Roche – research assistant for the project – eroche@griffith.edu.au

Further details

Please click the link to share your thoughts in a survey. Your answers will be kept confidential. www.tinyurl.com/youngcarers1

By completing the survey, you can enter a prize draw to WIN one of four $100 Coles or Kmart store vouchers.

The survey will be available until 24th May 2021. This survey is being conducted by Griffith University researchers, Arafmi and Little Dreamers. For more information about this study, please visit this link https://arafmi.com.au/young-carers-survey/

For participants aged under 16, a parent/guardian must provide consent for you to complete the survey or they must complete the survey on behalf of you, with you providing answers to the questions. For participants aged 16 or 17, it is suggested that you discuss your participation in the survey with a parent/guardian.

We are also looking for young carers (aged 18-24 only) to do an interview. You will receive a $25 Coles store voucher for your participation. Please email e.roche@griffith.edu.au if you would like to be interviewed or provide your details at the end of the survey.

Region

NSW/ACT/SA/VIC/QLD/WA/TAS/NT

Ethics Approval

Yes

Last updated

10 May 2021

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