Participate in a Study
Research has shown that most children do not engage in the recommended levels of physically activity. Researchers are exploring new ways parents can help their children be more physically active.
The Pre-PLACE research study will determine if parents can use a mobile phone application (app) to help their children be more physically active.
About the Study
Children and a parent/guardian will visit a local community location for a screening and first study visit. Children will be asked to wear a Fitbit® activity monitor throughout the study.
Parents will receive instructions through a smartphone app to help their child to increase physical activity for 12 weeks. Parents and participants will return to the community location at the end of the study for a final visit.
- 1 screening visit
- 2 study visits
- Body measurements (height, weight, etc.)
- Mobile phone based exercise program
Number of Visits:
*All visits will take place at a local community location.*
- Be 6 - 10 years old
- Be physically inactive
- Own a smartphone
- Be willing to use the text (SMS) messaging service for study use
- Be able to access the internet on their phone
To qualify for this research study, children should:
*Other study qualifications will be assessed during the screening process.*
Participation in this research study will last approximately 5 months.
Compensation of up to $50 is offered for the completion of this study.
Parents: To see if your 6-10 year old qualifies for this research study, you or a guardian may also call 225-763-2923.
If you’re 18 or older, there may be other studies that you can join. Click here to find out about these studies or call 225-763-3000 to learn how you can be a volunteer!
If you don't see a trial that fits your interests or needs, click here to complete a questionnaire and we will contact you about any future trials for which you may qualify.