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Healthy Children Needed for Research Study
Study on Smartphone and Eating Habits
The Clinical Center (CC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is conducting a study to assess if an attention training program on a smartphone influences eating habits in girls between 12 and 17 years of age.
Purpose: To test whether an attention training program on a mobile phone will influence teens' eating habits.
Who: Girls between the ages of 12 and 17 years old who are above average weight.
About the study:
- girls will have a physical examination
- answer questions in provided questionnaires and interviews
- a brain scan, and complete activities on a computer
- eat a meal, and give urine and blood samples
- girls will be given smartphones to carry with them for two weeks to complete brief tasks
- parents/guardians will be informed about possible procedures and must give consent for participation
- girls who qualify to participate in the study will be compensated for their time
Time required: One half-day screening visit. If eligible, participants will be invited to participate in the Smartphone Program, and to return to the NIH Clinical Center for 5 in-person visits over the course of 6 months.
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Office of Patient Recruitment
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Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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This page last updated on 03/27/2018