SCHT Lab


Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

We will regularly update here about research projects we are recruiting participants for. If you would like to be contacted about projects you may be eligible to participate in, send us an e-mail at schtlab@uregina.ca with "participate" in the subject line.

Healthcare Needs Assessment: A Pilot Study

The lifetime exposure to one or more traumatic events has been estimated to be approximately 76% among Canadians. Trauma is any event that involves serious injury, sexual violence, or threatens death to the individual or their loved ones. As a consequence, trauma survivors are at a higher risk for developing multiple health problems (e.g., high blood pressure, gastrointestinal illnesses, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder). Individuals, regardless of exposure to trauma, are more likely to seek help for their mental health problems from general physicians than mental health professionals (e.g., counsellors, psychologists, or psychiatrists). While the research shows there is a need for trauma-informed care where healthcare providers understand the consequences of trauma and conditions that facilitate healing, a needs assessment for such care will help provide information on unmet health and healthcare needs of trauma survivors. The purpose of this study is to conduct a needs assessment of healthcare services and resources to address the gap between the current practice and what patients with past trauma believe they need. A comparison will be made between participants who have experienced past trauma and participants with no trauma to investigate whether there is a difference in healthcare needs. Recruitment is currently done through University of Regina's Psychology Participant Pool.

Ethnic discrimination on campus - study for University of Regina students

This study is for current students at the University of Regina. We are looking for volunteers who self-identify as ethnic minorities to take part in a study of factors influencing their experience on campus. Ethnic minorities can be either recent immigrants or whose parents are recent immigrants, non-white individuals, or those who consider themselves as belonging to a religious minority. Your participation involves completing an online survey which takes approximately 20 minutes. As compensation, you will be entered in a draw for a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.
This study is now closed. Thanks to all those who participated.

Research Study of Patient Experiences with Low Back Pain

A research team at University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, led by psychologists Bridget Klest, PhD, and Sandeep Mishra, PhD, is recruiting adults with low back pain for a study looking at patient experiences. Research participants in the study will be asked
to complete a survey online, which will take about one hour. They will be asked to answer questions about many different aspects of their lives, including questions that are personal in nature (general background, health, and demographics, information about the diagnosis and treatment of your low back pain, ability/disability in a variety of specific domains related to your back pain, mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression, history of exposure to traumatic events, behaviors like taking risks and gambling, and history of and preference for certain kinds of treatment for low back pain). $3 CAD (approximately equal to $3 US) will be donated to an advocacy/support organization for people with low back pain for each eligible person who participates in the study. In addition, participants will have the option of entering one of several drawings for a $20 gift certificate to an online retailer of the participant’s choice. This project has been approved on ethical grounds by the University of Regina Research Ethics Board.

This study is now closed. Thanks to all those who participated.