UCLA Family Wellness Mobile Phone Study – There’s an app for that?
The William T. Grant Foundation, which supports research to improve the lives of young people, is sponsoring a research study being conducted by the UCLA Family Commons Science Director, Dr. Dallas Swendeman, PhD. The goal is to develop new methods for understanding family wellness by developing a mobile phone “app”. The study is now recruiting parents and children to participate in the research.
If you have a child between the ages of 10-14 living in the home (and both you and your child(ren) can read and speak English fluently), your family may be eligible to participate!
Each participating family member aged 10 and above will be assigned a mobile phone to carry for two weeks and complete 4 brief surveys (approximately 5 minutes each) on the phone every day about sleep, mood, stress, and family communication.
Each participating family member can earn up to $150! Participation includes:
- An initial in-person meeting with your family to answer any further questions about the study you may have, to enroll your family members, to check out the mobile phone to each enrolled family member, and to complete a secured online baseline assessment;
- Answering short (approximately 5 minutes each) mobile phone surveys four (4) times/day for 14 consecutive days;
- Complete a secured online follow-up questionnaire;
- A final in-person person meeting that includes each enrolled family member to go over your individual results privately with one of the researchers and you providing feedback to the researcher(s) about your experiences using the app and what you thought about the research study.
If you are interested in participating in Dr. Swendeman’s research study to develop this new Family Wellness “App,” and learn more about your family’s strategies for promoting wellness, please call the study coordinator, Maya Lazar, at 310-794-3516 for more information.
When you call we will ask you questions about your age, your child’s age, if you & your child are fluent in speaking & reading English, and if you are currently living with your child in your home full-time. We will also answer any questions that you have about the research study!
If you’re interested in participating in the study, we’ll then make an appointment with your family to meet in-person for your initial meeting.
Protocol ID: IRB#12-001874 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 3/26/2013 Through: 3/25/2014
Committee: South General IRB