Project title: Cannabis Use for Chronic Pain in WomenYou have been asked to participate in a research study conducted by Erinn C. Cameron, M.A., a doctoral student in the School of Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA. This study is supervised by Dr. Kristine M. Jacquin.
For my doctoral dissertation, I am studying chronic pain and cannabis use in women. Currently, there is little available data on how women use cannabis, and their beliefs, knowledge, and perceptions about cannabis, as well as the healing properties and side effects they experience. The majority of research in all areas of health and medicine is mostly conducted with men. This study will also ask questions about stigma. Research already shows us that women experience stigma related to certain medical conditions. One hypothesis of my study is that women also experience stigma when using cannabis to treat medical symptoms, especially if they are mothers. This study is open to women who experience chronic pain, whether they use cannabis or not. However, this study will ask questions about cannabis even for those who are not cannabis users to better understand how all women view cannabis use. If you experience chronic pain of any kind, identify as female, are over the age of 18, and are fluent in English, I invite you to participate in this study. Please join me in adding to the psychological and health research for women in the areas of chronic pain and cannabis use. I also invite you to please share this important study opportunity with others. https://fielding.az1.qualtrics.com/…/SV_dck0jM7koNyOBoO