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Health and Well-Being Study Findings

In the spring of 2013, researchers from the Laboratory for Integrative Lifespan Research, together with a local group of Vancouver Island Health Authority-affiliated physicians from emergency and family medicine, launched Wave 1 of their Health and Well-Being Study.

The purpose of this project is to learn more about how one’s health symptoms and sense of well-being fluctuate on a day-to-day basis, and which factors may be involved in such changes - for example, daily stress and exercise, cognitive functioning, and social interactions. To investigate this, we worked with volunteer participants from a local family medicine clinic who completed a survey each day for one week, which asked questions about health symptoms and daily experiences.

The research team from the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Laboratory for Integrative Lifespan Research at the University of Victoria would like to extend a big thank-you to everyone who volunteered their time as a research participant in this study. We collected a large amount of survey information from over 100 individuals this spring, and have been busy running analyses. We now have some exciting and interesting findings to share with you.

The findings below were found by pooling all participants together as a group. As everyone submitted surveys anonymously, we are not able to send you your individual results.
Thank you again to everyone who was involved with this project. Our research would not be possible without the help of dedicated community volunteers like you! We hope that you found the experience to be interesting and enjoyable as well. Your feedback on this project will help shape what we do in the future. As our research teams continue to collaborate, you will have the opportunity to participate in similar future research studies if you are interested.
To see our full findings report, please open the attached document below called 'Participant Results Feedback_web'
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