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[Research Opportunity] New Frailty Self-Management Health Coach Study

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New Frailty Self-Management Health Coach Study


New Frailty Self-Management Health Coach Study Starting in March 2023

Self-Management BC is launching a new study in the Fraser Health Region to evaluate the effectiveness of peer coaches using self-management strategies and the Canadian AVOID Strategy to slow down and/or prevent the progression of frailty in older adults.

To Participate as Participants

Who can participate?

  • Seniors 65+ with fluency in English and
  • Living in the Fraser Health Region
  • Concerned about becoming frail
  • Have one or more chronic health conditions
  • Able to give consent
  • Have access to computer, internet, and a telephone
  • Willing to commit to being in the study for 5 months

To Volunteer as Health Coaches

Health coaches will:

  • Receive training
  • Not Needed to be residing in the Fraser Health Region
  • Be paired with a study participant
  • Provide a 45-minute weekly telephone call for 13 weeks
  • Provide support, encouragement, and empower the participants towards health enhancing actions.

For more information about the study and eligibility requirements, or if you are interested in volunteering as a Frailty Health Coach, contact:

Gurpreet Sandhu, Study Coordinator at 604-946-0195.



Dr. Grace Park

Regional Medical Director

Home Health, Specialized Community Health Services – Complex Medical/Frail

Regional Medical Director

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Physician Lead for Clinical Planning NHSCC

Fraser Health Authority

C) 778 240 0295


Admin Assistant: Nicole Mohan (nicole.mohan@fraserhealth.ca)

  • By

    Fraser Health/UVIC

  • Published

    May 14, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Safety, Security, Finances, & Personal Planning
  • Audience
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Research & Reports
    • Research & Evidence


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