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Research Study Participation Opportunity
Dec 16, 2021

Version Date: October 26, 2021

Subject: Health Zone NPLC Update: Research Study Participation Opportunity, “Patient reported Outcomes of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Screening in Primary Care”

The Health Zone NPLC team is sending this research recruitment invite on behalf of Dr. Brenna Kaschor, Adjunct Research Professor in The Department of Family Medicine at Western University.

You are being invited to participate in a study that Dr. Brenna Kaschor is conducting.

Briefly, the study involves completing the Adverse Childhood Experience Survey (ACES) and 7 questions based on your experience completing the ACES, rating each statement from 1-7 (Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree). The surveys will take 2-3 minutes to complete in total.

Previous research shows that primary care providers can use a patient’s ACES responses and history of trauma to improve patient outcomes through providing treatment that focuses on past childhood trauma including harms from past abuse and social neglect. Despite the proven benefits of the ACES and the information it provides to improve a patient’s health outcomes, there is resistance in the medical community to adopt this survey as a standard of care in family practice and primary care.

The aim of this study is to assess the Patient Reported Outcome of ACE screening in primary care and also investigate the nature of the relationship between ACE scores and responses on a Patient Reported Outcome Survey. The research team is attempting to recruit 300 participants for the study. 

Participation in this research study is voluntary and has no impact on your quality of healthcare.

All study data will be anonymous and disseminated in aggregate form.

If you would like to consider participation in this research study, please provide your email address at the following link to receive the research materials from the study team:


Health Zone Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

Dr. Brenna Kaschor, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.F.P, Adjunct Professor, Western University

Craig Mara, MESc, Clinical Faculty Research Coordinator, Western University”