• Why do we conduct this research? +

    Some couples are confronted with exceptionally difficult life events, and their capacity to mutually support each other throughout these circumstances is crucial for their well-being. Having to face one’s child disease is an undoubtedly difficult situation, and challenges faced by these families are numerous. Nonetheless, very few studies have examined the couple reality of parents facing the cancer of their child. Thus, we hope to better understand the way partners handle such situations, and the impacts on conjugal and individual well-being.

  • What is the purpose of this study? +

    The purpose of this study is to understand the individual and conjugal factors that contribute to the adaptation and the well-being of couples facing the cancer of their child, as well as the impact of illness on couple relationship.

  • Who can participate? +

    • Parents of a child who currently receives treatments for cancer, or who had received such treatments in the past 2 years.
    • The child must be less than 18 years old and must live with his/her parents.
    • Both partners must participate in the study.
  • What will you have to do? +

    • This is a 3-step study. Each evaluation session (30 to 60 minutes per session) involves completing an online survey (on a secured web platform) on different aspects of individual and conjugal functioning, and on the impact of the child’s illness on couple relationship.
    • You and your partner shall complete an online questionnaire, and two follow-up questionnaires 2 months and 4 months after the completion of the first survey.
    • In order to compensate for the time required to participate in the study, each couple receives $20 for their participation at the end of each evaluation session (for a total of $60/couple).
  • Parents of Little Fighters: Living with Pediatric Cancer +

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To get more information:

Email : info@coupleresearch.ca

Montréal: (514) 343-6111 ext. 54060
This study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Montréal and is funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) federal granting agency.