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Study protocol: pragmatic randomized control trial of an internet-based intervention (My tools 4 care) for family carers

  • Wendy Duggleby1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Jenny Ploeg2,
  • Carrie McAiney3,
  • Kathryn Fisher4,
  • Jenny Swindle1,
  • Tracey Chambers2,
  • Sunita Ghosh5,
  • Shelley Peacock6,
  • Maureen Markle-Reid2,
  • Jean Triscott7,
  • Allison Williams8,
  • Dorothy Forbes1 and
  • Lori Pollard1
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:181

Received: 8 April 2017

Accepted: 7 August 2017

Published: 14 August 2017

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Original Submission
8 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Wendy Duggleby
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0581-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Level 3 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Edmonton, Canada
Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada
Health Sciences, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Department of Medical Oncology/Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Department of Family Medicine & Director, Division of Care of the Elderly, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada