The structure and function of the brain is influenced by the context of people’s lives, especially sex and gender. These influences include hormones and genes, as well as culture, social environment and personal life experiences. In turn, these factors can influence our health and successful aging.
The purpose of this study is to understand how elderly immigrant women in the South Asian community experience pain, a topic for which there is currently little to no understanding. Participants complete various questionnaires and a qualitative interview around pain experiences.
The goal of this study is to help increase knowledge about pain in this community that will enable caregivers, doctors and other community members to provide the most appropriate treatment and care to elderly South Asian women.
We are currently recruiting study participants who meet these criteria:
- Identify as an Indian woman
- Born in a country outside of North America
- Immigrated to Canada
- Aged 65 years or older
For information about participating, please contact Nida Mustafa at 416-978-6582 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.