Love in the Time of Gluten

Title: Love in the Time of Gluten

Description: The main goal of the present study is to extend our understanding of celiac disease’s possible effects on romantic relationships. Research questions and hypotheses include: Do those who have never been in a romantic relationship identify their disease as a barrier to finding/developing such relationships? Do those with relationship experience but who are not currently involved in a relationship identify their disease as having been a barrier to the success of their most recent relationship? We predict that perceptions of the disease’s negative relationship impact will be lower and their perceptions of its positive impact will be greater the more participants perceive their current partners to be caring, understanding, and supportive.

Specifics: Study Population
Participants must have medically-diagnosed celiac disease and eat a gluten free diet. You do not need to be in a relationship to participate.

Participant Obligation
Participants are asked to complete a fully anonymous online survey. We estimate that most participants should be able to complete the survey in 15 to 30 minutes. Participants can enter a lottery to win a $50 Indigo gift card for their time.

Location: online - Calgary.

Project lead: Susan Boon, student researcher: Emmery Poppleton

Study Dates: January 7, 2022 to January 6, 2023

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