top of page

Participant Recruitment

Active Family 

Active Family LOGO.png

We are now recruiting stay-at-home parents and their children aged 3-4 years for the Active Family Study.

 

What’s involved?

  • You and your child will be asked to wear a small device called an accelerometer on your wrist and your child’s hip for 14 days

  • You will be asked to complete a short diary reporting on your own sleep and your child’s sleep 

  • You will receive up to 5 texts each day from an automatic text messaging service (https://www.textmagic.com/) with a link to a brief online questionnaire 

  • You will also be asked to complete a short questionnaire before and after the intervention

 

Why is this research important?

The Active Family study aims to examine the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention delivered using smartphones for stay-at-home parents and their young children. If effective, this intervention will increase physical activity and reduce sedentary time in young children and their parents

Who should I contact if I’m interested?

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please contact: Mani Ahluwalia at mahluwa7@uwo.ca. Dr. Trish Tucker is the principal investigator of this study: ttucker2@uwo.ca / 519-661-2111 x88977

MOvement behaviours and IrritaBILITY in
early childhood

Mobility logo_edited.jpg

We are looking for young children (aged 2-4 years) and their parents/guardians to participate in the MOvement and irritaBILITY (MOBILITY) study. This study will explore the association between movement behaviours (i.e. physical activity, sitting, sleeping) and symptoms of irritability in young children. 

 

What is involved? 

Children will be asked to wear a small device called an accelerometer on their hip for 7 days on three occasions over 12 months (baseline, 6 months, 12 months). Parents will be asked to complete a questionnaire at each of these time points.  

For participating in this study, you will receive a $40 gift card to President's Choice at each data collection point ($120 over the entire study). 

 

Who should I contact if I'm interested? 

Sign up using this link: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tdDXscXMhAAUkK
 

​If you have any questions about the study, please get in touch with Dr. Sophie Phillips (sphil@uwo.ca).  

The SUNRISE Study: International Study of 24-Hour Movement Behaviours in the Early Years

Sunrise Logo.png

We are looking for young children (aged 3-4 years) and their parents/guardians living in London, ON and surrounding areas to participate in the SUNRISE study. This study will explore the proportion of young children who are meeting the World Health Organization Global Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep and the relation of these behaviours to children's health and development.

What is involved? 

We will be using a variety of methods to test children's fine and gross motor skills, such as the 9-hole peg board test, standing long jump, and supine timed up and go, as well as their balance and muscular strength. We will also be measuring their cognitive development via two different iPad games, and will take height and weight measurements. Children will also wear a motion sensor belt called an accelerometer around their waist 24 hours per day for 7 days in a row, which will measure their physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep during this time.

Parents of participating children will be asked to complete a brief 15-minute questionnaire on their child's sleep, screen-viewing, and dietary behaviours, their child's overall development, as well as demographic questions to help us describe our sample. Parents will also be asked to complete a brief log book during the child’s 7 days of wearing the motion sensor belt.

For participating in this study, parents will receive a $25 gift card to President's Choice. For helping facilitate recruitment and data collection, participating childcare centres will receive a $50 gift card to the store of their choosing.

 

Who should I contact if I'm interested? 

​If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please get in touch with Dr. Trish Tucker (ttucker2@uwo.ca).  

bottom of page