Young South Asian Caregiver (YSAC) Study


We invite South Asian young adults (18-29) who provide care to their parent(s) with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) to become a a research participant  for the Young South Asian Caregiver (YSAC) study.

This study is led by Angela Koipuram, RN, BScN, MScN Student and Diana Sherifali RN, PhD, CDE, at McMaster University’s School of Nursing. The Co-Investigators for this study  include Sandra L. Carroll RN PhD, and Zubin Punthakee MD, FRCPC, ABIM.

As a participant, we ask you to complete a questionnaire that takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

 The questionnaire will ask you questions regarding diabetes knowledge, risk perception of developing diabetes, your quality of health and your actual risk of developing diabetes.

This study has been approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB). The HiREB is responsible for ensuring that participants are informed of the risks associated with the research, and that participants are free to decide if participation is right for them. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please call the Office of the Chair, HiREB, at 905.521.2100 x 42013.          

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.