Supported by Queen's University
Wounds Canada


What is This Study?

We invite you to participate in the Diabetic Foot Care Facebook Group Study that aims to determine the feasibility of a Facebook group-based program to support adults with diabetes in their foot self-care practices and the prevention of foot ulcers. If you have a medical diagnosis of diabetes, then you could be a potential participant and we welcome your input.

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The study intervention involves using this Facebook group to build a shared private community to support persons living with diabetes, learn foot care strategies and gain motivation to better care for their feet daily, prevent ulcers, and live healthy. We believe you will benefit from this project if you have/are:

  • A diagnosis of diabetes
  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Proficient in the English language
  • An active Facebook account or willing to create one 
  • Access to the internet, computer or smartphone, and email

If you would like to know more about this research study, please click here for the letter of information, which will provide more details to help you make an informed decision. Please, download and print or save a copy of the letter of information for your records. An electronic copy of this invitation will be sent to your email.

Meet the Researcher

Helen Obilor is an international Ph.D. student from Nigeria working under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Woo at the School of Nursing, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

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Helen Obilor
Helen Obilor
Helen’s undergraduate and master's degrees were received from the Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a registered nurse in Nigeria and Texas, USA, with over ten years of work experience in clinical and academic institutions. Through her research study, Helen hopes to discover effective strategies to help people with chronic disease conditions manage their health and prevent complications.

How Do I Participate?

To participate in this study, you will be required at first to complete a survey to give consent, provide baseline assessment information and choose the preferred study group - experimental or control. 

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Kindly click this link to complete the survey. The survey link is secure. Should you consent, this survey link will provide you with the opportunity to complete the baseline assessment and choose the preferred study group. In this survey, you will also be required to provide your email and phone number with which the research team can contact you about study updates. The survey takes about fifteen minutes to complete. Based on your study group choice, the researcher, Helen Obilor, will contact you within a week about your enrollment and instructions on how to proceed to the next study stage.

Thank you so much for your support.


Facebook Help

For information on how to:

  • Create/recover a Facebook account
  • Reset the password
  • Understand privacy settings

Click this link to read the details on how to set-up a Facebook account and about privacy settings.

Please click here to view the video for more information on the study, setting up your Facebook account and learning about the privacy settings.

For More Info

Should you require more information about this study, please contact:

Helen Obilor at 343-333-8226 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Kevin Woo, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-533-6000, ext. 74747