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One of Our Very Own is Researching IBD / Adolescents / Pain and Emotions!

Big Big round of applause for Lana up in the coolest city in Canada(Saskatchewan…coolest name for sure). (Video Below)

Lana sent an email over a few days ago letting us know that she is involved with some research focused on people like us (and like her) with IBD.  She has ulcerative colitis too, and she needs some help.

NOW…I must warn, she is strictly interested in UC’ers in Canada who meet some age requirements, so not for everyone, but I thought this was a great opportunity to let other UC’ers see what some of the tribe is up to.

And, Lana was happy to shoot a quick video/chat so you can see her via the youtube video below and learn a tad bit more about what participants would need to do. It sounds super easy, so hopefully some folks can help her out with her research.

Here is a message from her about the details here:

The Family Health Lab at the University of Saskatchewan is conducting a study looking at relationship between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) symptoms, particularly pain and discomfort, and emotions. As teens with IBD are all too well aware, there is usually not a fast solution to removing the inflammation that causes IBD symptoms. This study aims to gain insight into alternative strategies that might help adolescents with IBD manage their symptoms.

We need your help with this study! We are recruiting Canadian adolescents who are 14 to 18 years old, with a diagnosis of IBD (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis).

Participation involves a brief phone call with the adolescent one of their parents, followed by a short online questionnaire that is completed by the adolescent.

Participating parents and teens can enter their name into a draw for 1 of 3 $50 VISA gift cards.

For more information or to participate please contact:
Lana McAleer – OR 306-966-5616
The University of Saskatchewan Family Health Lab –

Thank you again Lana!  Way way cool!!



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