Quality of Life in Unmarried Adult Only-Child Parental Caregivers

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A psychology doctoral student is conducting a research study on unmarried adult only-child parental caregivers. Are you an only-child caregiver or know someone who is?  The purpose of this study is to investigate how the quality of life of unmarried adult only-children is affected when they become informal caregivers for their aging parents.  

Unmarried adult only-child caregivers caring for their parent(s) are a unique subset of the larger caregiver population; this study may provide insight and real-life experience to the caregiving community and caregiving stakeholders. If you are (or know someone who is) over 18 and an only-child, unmarried (or previously provided care but are now married or partnered), and who is or were providing informal care for three months or more to one or both parents you may be eligible to participate!

If you join in this research, you will be asked to participate in an interview lasting approximately 90 minutes.  The Interviews will be conducted in person for those local to the metropolitan Washington DC area, or by telephone, or through the use of Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. We will not collect individual-identifiable information about you or the parent in your care for this study. If you are interested in participating please contact the principal investigator, Mr. Mack Rhoades (also a former parental caregiver) at [email protected].

This study has been approved by Northcentral University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).