MCS researcher needs your input today

by | Nov 13, 2012 | Chemical Sensitivity News, NEWS | 1 comment


MCS medical care surveyRenowned MCS researcher Dr. Pamela Reed Gibson and the James Madison University (JMU) CI/MCS research team are seeking participants for their latest research on chemical sensitivity and health care. They are seeking people with environmental sensitivities, either self or physician diagnosed, to participate in a study of unmet medical needs. If you are 18 or older and have chemical sensitivities, they are interested in your experiences regarding accessing health care. If you would be willing to complete a survey online or in hardcopy they would very much appreciate your participation. fill out the survey online now

If you are unable to take the survey on the computer, please contact gibsonpr@jmu.edu or call (540) 568-6195 to have a hard copy sent to you.

Several people who have already taken the survey have reported that it is uncomplicated and relatively brief. The questions pertain to your medical needs and whether or not you have been able to access appropriate care in your area. Please participate if you are able, as this research may help us to attain accessible medical care in the future.

Pamela Reed Gibson, PhD is the author of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide and the highly regarded report “Understanding & Accommodating People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Independent Living.” Dr. Gibson is a professor of psychology at James Madison University. Since 1992 she and her team have been researching the life impacts of MCS, and have written a number of journal articles focusing on the life impacts of MCS and delivered multiple conference papers describing life with MCS.

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1 Comment

  1. sharon bradshaw

    hi there, im most intersted in participating in your questionair.
    thanks
    sharon

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