The sociocultural context of informal support in the North African community of Quebec
What is this Study about?
The aging of the population is one of the major problems of the 21st century, and Quebec is no exception. Caregivers represent the main source of care for the elderly and have been the subject of many studies. Despite this, there remains a significant lack of caregiving in the context of immigration, a variable that is nevertheless recognized for its specific reality in several respects (e.g. socioeconomic status, health). Research objectives:
1) Describe and understand the informal support of elderly people in the North African community of Quebec.
2) Draw a portrait of the caregiving trajectories in this community
What Will Happen in This Study?
The risks associated with the participation of caregivers of North African origin in the study are minimal. That said, it could be that certain themes could also constitute a sensitive or sad subject, such as those relating to the state of health of the loved one, their family and social relations and their immigration journey. In order to remedy this, we will warn participants that certain topics may arouse unexpected emotions in them and that it is important that they feel free to stop the interview or resume it later. We plan to provide them with a list of local resources.
Who is Eligible to Participate in this Study?
- Be a person over 18 years old.
- Identify yourself as a person of North African origin, i.e. from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
- Be a permanent resident, Canadian citizen by naturalization. Or be born in Canada and have at least one parent born in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt).
- Reside in Quebec
- Support an elderly relative who also lives in Quebec or have supported an elderly relative during the last five years.
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