Currently Recruiting AgingPlus Study Seeking Research Participants Interested in Healthy Aging
Our Adult Development and Aging Project research team is currently looking for participants to be a part of a new clinical trial based on a recent successful pilot program. Participants will receive monetary compensation for their time commitment to the study, up to $280.
Am I a candidate?
- Between 47-75 years old
- English-speaking (using primarily English in speaking, reading, and writing in your daily life)
- Currently not exercising on a regular basis
- Willing to be randomized to one or two educational groups
- Willing to complete all components of the study, including attending all four group educational sessions
- Willing to commit to six months of observation with gaps between observations
Why this new program?
As the aging population grows, it is becoming more important to educate people about how to grow older in a healthy way. Based on our research findings, our team developed AgingPLUS to provide empowering knowledge to the public.
What is involved?
Before the start of the program:
- A two-hour meeting to fill out a packet of self-report questionnaires, complete computer tasks
- A one-hour meeting to conduct an assessment of cardiorespiratory and physical fitness
- Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for seven days (both provided during your first meeting)
Attend four weekly group meetings to:
- Learn what can be expected in growing older
- Explore strategies for successful aging
- Connect with other like-minded adults from your community
Week eight and six-month follow up
- Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for seven days
- Repeat the physical assessments and self-report questionnaires
Program start and duration
Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.
The AgingPLUS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health to run from 2018-2022.
How do I sign up?
Contact Project Coordinator Kat Thompson or the ADAPT Lab research team for more information.
Phone: (970) 491-5001; (970) 491-1959
ADAPT Project Be a Part of Our Research
From time to time, we look for healthy young, middle-aged and older adults to volunteer for our research projects.
Depending on the project, volunteering typically consists of completing questionnaires, participating in an interview, or coming to our lab on the CSU campus (free parking is provided). Ability to travel to the Colorado State University campus for a study visit is usually required, although we can accommodate by meeting either at a person’s home or a convenient location in the community. Participants’ answers to our questions are treated with the utmost privacy, and are kept completely confidential. All research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board at Colorado State University and all research is conducted in compliance with federal guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Research with Human Subjects.
Sign up below to be added to our registry of research volunteers. When a research study opens, all procedures will be explained clearly to you, and you may decide at that time if you would like to participate or not.