New Technology and Child Health

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2025
  • participants needed
    670
  • sponsor
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Updated on 22 September 2022

Summary

Background

We are involved in testing new behavioral science methods and measures for future research projects. In the course of these evaluations, we will also test research questions related to parents psychological experiences and how these relate to the responses they have when they encounter different types of communication about child health. We are testing multiple research questions in the course of this research.

Objective
  • To learn about technologies and approaches to use in future research studies.
Eligibility
  • Parents (fathers and mothers) of children between the ages of 3-7.
Design

As part of the main study, participants will do four tasks:

Task 1: Before participants arrive for an in-person visit, they will answer questions online about themselves, their child, and their thoughts and opinions related to health.

Task 2: At the in-person visit, participants will watch a short scene from a movie and answer some questions

Task 3: At the in-person visit, participants will read information about a child health topic and answer questions

Task 4: At the in-person visit, participants will use a virtual reality-based buffet restaurant simulation to make hypothetical food choices for their child

Description

Background

We are involved in testing new behavioral science methods and measures for future research projects. In the course of these evaluations, we will also test research questions related to parents psychological experiences and how these relate to the responses they have when they encounter different types of communication about child health. We are testing multiple research questions in the course of this research.

Objective
  • To learn about technologies and approaches to use in future research studies.
Eligibility
  • Parents (fathers and mothers) of children between the ages of 3-7.
Design

As part of the main study, participants will do four tasks:

Task 1: Before participants arrive for an in-person visit, they will answer questions online about themselves, their child, and their thoughts and opinions related to health.

Task 2: At the in-person visit, participants will watch a short scene from a movie and answer some questions

Task 3: At the in-person visit, participants will read information about a child health topic and answer questions

Task 4: At the in-person visit, participants will use a virtual reality-based buffet restaurant simulation to make hypothetical food choices for their child

Details
Condition Healthy Volunteers
Treatment Emotion Induction, Provision of information, visual perception load, visual perceptual load
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02622035
SponsorNational Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Last Modified on22 September 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Participants in the Olfactory Awareness Test will be healthy adults between the ages
of 18 and 59
Inclusion criteria include
Having the ability to read, write and converse in English
Able to come to the clinical center for on visit
We may also include the following inclusion criteria
Being the parent of a biological child who is between 3 and 7 years old with no major allergies or dietary-related health conditions
Having some responsibility for child s dietary intake; however, if we encounter recruitment difficulties, we may instead sample nonparent participants who are of the same general age range as parents who participated in our past studies using the virtual buffet. For the pilot test, we will sample non-parents in the age range of past parent participants

Exclusion Criteria

Being an NHGRI employee
Having participated in the Parents TAKE study conducted previously in this lab
Exclusion criteria related to use of the virtual reality environment include
Having a medical susceptibility to dizziness, disorientation or nausea
Having a seizure disorder or epilepsy
Having a high propensity for motion sickness
Lacking freedom of movement
Known pregnancy
Weak, uncorrected vision, hearing, and/or smell. No adults older than age 59 will be able to participate in this study because older adults tend to experience a decline in olfactory function
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