I have been asked by a PhD student at the University of Melbourne if I will post this on his behalf:

I would like to invite you to complete a survey about carers' information needs. This survey looks at understanding the scenarios and experiences that informal carers may face throughout their caring journey which are related to their information needs. Information you provide will help to improve our knowledge about information needs of informal carers.

The survey will take about 15 minutes of your time to complete. Participation is voluntary and confidentiality will be maintained. The survey should be completed by a family member, relative, neighbour or friend who is:

Over 18 years of age.
Caring for other people who are unable to care for themselves for different reasons; i.e. frail elderly or significant disability, or chronic diseases.
Involving in the caring process regularly and providing one or a combination of practical or emotional care.
Unpaid for his/her caring duties, but may be employed in other work.

This research has been approved by the University of Melbourne-Human Research Ethics Committee (# 0717560.2) and it is under the supervision of Dr. Shanton Chang and Dr. Kathleen Gray. If you have any questions about the survey please contact Basil Alzougool or Dr. Chang or Dr. Gray at the University of Melbourne.

Thank you in advance, and best wishes for your important work as a carer. Please click here to access the survey: http://disweb.dis.unimelb.edu.au/studen ... Survey.htm (if you could not open the link please copy and paste it into your web browser).

Basil Alzougool
PhD Student
Department of Information Systems
The University of Melbourne
Email: b.alzougool@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344-1544