This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB16-2561)

This study has been approved by the University of Alberta Health Research Ethics Board (Pro00077325)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks?

  • There are no known risks to you with this study, and in particular when receiving support from the patient navigator. You are always in control of the information you share with study staff/researchers and your health care professionals.

Do I have to participate?

  • Participation in this study is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time without jeopardizing your health care. If you wish to withdraw, please contact the study coordinator (Gurkeet or Daniella).

Will I be paid for participating, or do I have to pay for anything?

  • You will be given a gift card of $25 after you have been enrolled in the study and completed the baseline questionnaires. You will receive another gift card or cash value of $25 at the end of the study. You will be reimbursed if you there are parking costs while you are participating in research. 

Will my records be kept private?

  • Your personal and health information will be only accessible to the research team members who are conducting the data analysis. We will use the personal health information number provided to find records with Alberta Health Services administrative data sets in order to understand how the health care system is being used to get medical care. All the data will be kept on password protected computers, with controlled access. All paper documents will be locked up in a secured research area.