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THE VICTORIA ASSISTIVE DEVICES AND COACHING (VADAC) STUDY IS LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS.

The University of Victoria - Institute on Ageing & Lifelong Health is conducting an exciting new research study in the lower Vancouver Island area.

 

The study will evaluate the effectiveness of health coaching and home assistive devices. Health coaches provide encouragement, support, and teach participants key self-management skills and strategies.

To be eligible for the study you must:

  • Be a senior (65 years+)

  • Be living on Gabriola

  • Have one or more chronic health conditions

  • Have an internet connection with WIFI

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of 3 groups: a group which gets a Health Coach and receives 30-minute weekly telephone calls for a period of 3 months; a group that receives the Health Coach in 3 months; or to a group which receives a Health Coach and also has assistive devices that are installed in their home with virtual assistance (telephone and online only - no in-person contact) from a research assistant.

Click HERE if you do not see the Expression of Interest form below.