Online Peer Health Coaching for People with Spinal Cord Injury

The University of Toronto is currently recruiting participants for an Online Self-Management Program for
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) called SCI&U.
• Participants meet privately, one on one and online with trained peer health coaches;
• Coaches are all Canadians with SCI;
• Participants define and follow their own goals and plans for health related behaviour change;
• Participants meet with coaches up to 14 times over six months.
Additional details about the study are below and a brochure is attached. If you think you might be
interested, please contact
How long is the study and how does it work?
This study will use a randomized controlled method. This means that when participants enrol, they will be
assigned by chance into one of two groups:
1) Immediate enrolment in the SCI&U online health coaching program.
2) Wait-list control (this means delayed enrolment; the participant won’t be enrolled in the program until
after 12 months).
What do participants do?
• Participants provide informed consent
• During the study
o Participants will either be in the “SCI&U” program or waiting to be in the program;
o Participants will do online surveys at 4 different times over one year;
o Participants may be asked to discuss the program with researchers at program exit.
What do people get for being in the study?
Participants receive an honorarium (a pre-paid credit card) of $300.
Who is eligible?
We are looking for participants who
• have not previously participated in the SCI&U Program
• 18 years or older and fluent in English
• have been living with a spinal cord injury (traumatic or non-traumatic) for at least one year

If you are interested, contact We hope to hear from you!

This information has been posted for the University of Toronto. SCI Sask is not directly associated with the program.

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