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Understanding Musculoskeletal Injuries

PSP and the University of Ottawa Study
PSP and the University of Ottawa are seeking focus group volunteers! uOttawa wants to learn more about your maternal and reproductive health experiences and know why women in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) tend to report higher levels of musculoskeletal injuries (MSKi) than men. The goal of this specific project is to use focus group data to improve maternal and reproductive health policies and develop training strategies that should result in lower injury rates, while up-holding gender-free fitness standards.
If you are:
  • a current, or former CAF Member
  • between the ages of 18 and 65
And fit in one of the following groups:
  • a female who has been pregnant while serving in the CAF or; (N=12 to 20 participants)
  • a female who has not been pregnant at all while serving in the CAF or; (N=12 to 20 participants)
  • a female who has experienced MSKi that required medical advice and/or treatment, and have impacted the ability to carry out their duties or; (N=12 to 20 participants)
  • a male who has experienced MSKi that required medical advice and/or treatment, and have impacted the ability to carry out their duties or; (N=12 to 20 participants)
  • a female who has experienced an MSKi, but whose duties have not been impacted(N=12 to 20 participants)
  • a male who has experienced an MSKi, but whose duties have not been impacted(N=12 to 20 participants)
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Semeniuk
Research Coordinator
University of Ottawa                                                                                                                               
Email: ksemeniu@uottawa.ca
Phone: 613-562-5800 x1003