Dear potential participants,

The University of Ottawa’s Couple Research Lab, directed by Dre Marie-France Lafontaine, is looking for participants for a study which aims to examine factors involved in the well-being and distress of couple relationships with a partner who reports chronic pain.
To participate, you must meet the following criteria:

* 18 years or older

* in a relationship for at least 6 months

* good knowledge of English or French

* live in Ontario or Québec

* you or your partner must report chronic pain every day or almost every day for at least 3 months in a particular area of your body


This study entails that you complete an online questionnaires or a paper-pencil version for approximately 120 minutes.
To compensate you for your time, we will send you a cheque of 20$ by mail.
If one of the partners does not wish to participate, it is still possible for the other partner to do so.
For more information, you can contact us at 613-562-5800 ext. 4471, or by e-mail at
We also have other studies currently taking course and we invite you to visit our website for more information :


Dr Marie-France Lafontaine
Couple Research Lab
University of Ottawa
200 Lees avenue
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 6N5