We are currently recruiting Chinese-Canadians between the ages of 35 and 69 years at our Sunnybrook site in Toronto. All other sites have reached capacity and are not accepting new participants.
We’re extremely grateful to all of the participants who have joined the Alliance study in the past few weeks and for your commitment to improving the health of the Chinese-Canadian community. We would encourage everyone to share information about this important study with their family and friends.
The study questionnaires are completed online and on paper at home prior to your study visit. It will take approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete the 2 online questionnaires and 1 to 2 hours to complete the paper questionnaires. Responses can be saved so the online questionnaires do not have to be completed in one sitting. Participants are requested to complete the online questionnaires within one month of enrolment.
The MRI study visit is booked once the online diet questionnaire has been completed. Please contact the Sunnybrook MRI study centre at 416-480-6100 extension 89416 if you have not been contacted to book your MRI study visit within 2 to 3 weeks of completing the online questionnaires. Due to a high level of interest in the study, it may take a few weeks to a few months before the MRI scan is completed.
The questionnaires are in English. Translated versions in simplified/traditional Chinese are also available.
Participants who only speak Chinese or limited English are welcome to participate if they have an English-speaking relative who can assist them with understanding the instructions for completing the questionnaires where necessary and is able to come with them to translate at the MRI study visit. Chinese-speaking research assistants from the Sunnybrook MRI team will be assigned to help these participants.
The study involves one 2-3 hour visit to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and compensation for parking / local travel / coffee card is provided.