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The Relationship Between Caregiver Burden and Anxiety and Depression in People with Chronic Headaches

Hello, I’m Sanjli Mehta. I’m a student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. This study is being conducted as a part of my dissertation requirement for the Psy.D in Clinical Psychology program.

Purpose: This study seeks to explore the relationship between anxiety and depression in people with chronic headaches and caregiver burden their support person, or anyone who provides support related to their headaches.

Eligibility Criteria: Participants must be aged 18-90. The person with chronic headaches must have a diagnosed headache disorder that meets the criteria for chronicity for that disorder and must have someone who provides support related to their headaches. The support person must provide support related to someone’s headaches and cannot be paid for this support. Please click the link for further details.

Procedures: For this study you will each be asked to complete a 15-minute survey. If you’re the person with chronic headaches, you will be asked to complete two short self-report measures on anxiety and depression. If you are their support person, you will be asked to complete a brief measure of caregiver burden. Please click the link for more detailed instructions.

Please find the link for the person with chronic headaches here: https://bit.ly/headachechronic
Please find the link for the support person here: https://bit.ly/headachesupport

Questions/Concerns: If you have any questions please contact Sanjli Mehta (principal investigator) at smehta@ego.thechicagoschool.edu, Dr. Sue Bae (dissertation chair) at sbae@ego.thechicagoschool.edu or the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (312.467.2335).

Thank you,
Sanjli Mehta, M.A.