Family Members of Persons with Celiac Disease Wanted for Research Study

Calling all FAMILY MEMBERS of a Diagnosed Celiac(s)!


The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, are conducting research on the perceptions of celiac disease among families where a member has been medically diagnosed. This research seeks to uncover the attitudes and beliefs of at-risk family members who have not been tested for the disease.

The study will have two phases:

STAGE One:  Telephone Focus Groups and Personal Interviews (STAGE ONE NOW CLOSED – See STAGE Two info below)

All telephone focus group participants will receive a gift pack of coupons and/or healthy mainstream nutritional products with a gluten free label valued at $15. To be eligible participants must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Speak fluent English
  • Have a biological relative (parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent or first cousin) who has been diagnosed with celiac disease.
  • NOT have been tested for celiac disease.

The telephone focus and personal interviews at STAGE One will impact and define the content of the on-line survey.

To express interest in participation of: TELEPHONE FOCUS GROUPS/PERSONAL INTERVIEWS – STAGE ONE, or to refer someone potentially eligible, please email the researcher at  Make sure to include an email address where you or your referral can be reached. Indicate your preference for either a focus group or personal interview (which can be done over the phone). You or your referral may be sent a short 6-item questionnaire to confirm eligibility. If you do not hear from us, you can assume that phase one has been closed.

STAGE Two:  On-line Survey (Now through 9 April 2012)

Results from the focus groups and personal interviews  (Stage  One) will guide the development of an on-line survey (Stage Two).

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE: If any problem getting into the Survey, open NFCA’s link:

All participants will also have the opportunity to be included in a lottery where one lucky winner will win:

–          One Digital Aroma Rice Cooker from the U.S.A. Rice Federation, a $120 value.

–         An assortment of gluten-free products from Zatarain’s, a $30 value. Mixes include: The Jambalaya and Dirty Rice varieties, plus Spanish Rice, Long Grain and Wild Rice, Yellow Rice, Garden Vegetable Rice, Rice Pudding and more!


If you know someone who might be interested in taking the survey, please email the researcher Make sure to include an email address where you or your referral can be reached. Also, indicate “survey” in the subject line. Study investigators estimate that the survey will be available in March 2012. The survey will be available for two weeks.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

On March 2nd, 2012, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by
One Response to Family Members of Persons with Celiac Disease Wanted for Research Study
  1. Stacy, I have your petition listed on our site as well:

Leave a comment - awaits moderation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *