RESEARCH STUDY TO UNDERSTAND THE HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCES OF U.S. RETIREES IN PANAMA

I received the following email request for assistance from retirees living in Panama

From……: Lauren Cohen
Email…..: lauren_cohen@unc.edu
Url…….:

Hi,
I represent a group of researchers at the University of North Carolina in the U.S. Our research interests generally include aging, long-term care, and healthcare for older adults. As the demographics of retirees change, we have become interested in ‘non-traditional’ retirement options. To this end, we have conducted research in popular retirement destinations in Mexico, and are now interested in learning more about retirement in Panama.

Below is an advertisement for a research study that we are conducting in Panama in July 2009.  Your blog was recommended to me by one of our informants as a good place for U.S. retirees to receive such notifications. Would you be willing to post this to your blog? Or can we?

The ad is as follows:

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RESEARCH STUDY TO UNDERSTAND THE HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCES OF U.S. RETIREES IN PANAMA

Paid volunteers wanted for a research study aimed at understanding the health care experiences of U.S. retirees living in Panama.

Are you:
•Retired to Panama from the U.S.?, and
•Age 60 or older?, and
•Suffering from or caring for someone with a chronic medical condition that affects the ability to perform everyday activities independently?,
OR
•Living with or caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia?

If so, then you may be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted in Panama by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Participation consists of a one-hour interview with a member of our research staff. Interviews will be held in the Boquete and David areas during July 23-29. During the interview, you will be asked to describe your experiences receiving health care while in Panama. Study participants will each receive $40 upon completion of the interview.

To learn more about the study and to schedule a time for your interview, please contact the study coordinator, Lauren Cohen, MA by email at lauren_cohen@unc.edu or by phone at 0-1-919-843-8874.
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