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Healthy Children Needed for Research Study

Study on Smartphone and Eating Habits

a girl holding a smartphone

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.

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 or 301-451-3782
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 17-CH-0014

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 10/22/2021

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