Research Study

The Relationship and Wellbeing Study

Do you have a longtime habit of worrying about many different things?

Do you find it difficult to control your worrying?

Have you been in a committed romantic relationship for the past 6 months or longer?

Would your romantic partner also be interested in participating?

Are you and your partner at least 18 years of age, and do you both reside in Canada and have

access to a device with internet?

If so, you and your partner may be eligible to participate!

Title of Project The Relationship and Wellbeing Study
Objective We are currently recruiting 150 people high in worry and their romantic partners (300 people total) for an online study investigating the relationship between anxiety and relationship functioning.
Eligibility Criteria People high in worry and their romantic partners are being recruited for the study.

Couples are required to:

1) be in a committed romantic relationship for at least 6 months,

2) be at least 18 years of age,

3) reside in Canada, and

4) have access to a device (e.g., computer, tablet, or smartphone) with internet.

Potential Risks This is a minimal risk study.  However, it is possible that you may experience some negative emotions while responding to questions about psychological symptoms and your relationship.  Any discomfort is likely to be short-lived and is unlikely to be greater than that you might experience in a typical day.  At the end of the study, you will be provided a debriefing form that includes resources (i.e., books, crisis lines, and websites).
End date February 28, 2022
Study Involvement Participation in the “Relationship and Wellbeing Study” involves BOTH you and your partner

complete:

1) a brief online screen questionnaire to assess your eligibility (which participants will not

receive an incentive for)

2) a 2-minute phone call to review the study consent form

3) a 30-minute online survey about anxiety and relationship functioning.

Participation Gift You and your partner will each receive a $10(CAD) Amazon.ca gift card for your participation, if eligible.
Contact For more information, please contact:

Jenna Vieira, Research Assistant / Bailee Malivoire, PhD Student

Email: [email protected]

(Supervisor: Dr. Naomi Koerner)

All queries are confidential. This study is funded by CIHR and has been approved by the Ryerson University REB (2021-206).