Adult Development and Aging Studies
Understanding the experiences of older adults moving into senior housing
The Health, Emotion, and Aging Research Team (HEART) at Colorado State University is recruiting paid research participants to be part of our Relocation and Transitional Experiences (RELATE) study.
Participants may be compensated up to $300 for completing all study procedures.
Who can participate?
We are seeking adults 50+ who are preparing to move into a senior housing facility.
What will I be asked to do?
Participants will be asked to complete study sessions at four time points over a three month timeframe. During these sessions, which will last approximately 30-60 minutes each, you’ll be asked to complete questionnaires and other lab tasks. You’ll also be asked to complete daily life surveys on a mobile phone and wear an activity tracker over the course of one week at each of the four time points.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Gloria Luong at (970) 491-0871 or at email@example.com (using subject line “RELATE study.”). Please visit our website for more information: http://www.heart.chhs.colostate.edu/.
Emotion, Regulation, and Relational Processes Studies
Teen focus group about stress, mindfulness, and stress management
The Family Relations and Development Laboratory is inviting teenagers 14-17 years old to participate in focus groups about stress, mindfulness, and stress management.
- Talk With Us – Share your opinions, likes, and dislikes on different stress reduction content.
- Earn Up to $20 – You can earn up to $20 for participating.
- Time Needed – Total approximate time commitment is 1.5 hours.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 491-5129 to see if you are eligible.
Couple communication study
The Family Relations and Development Laboratory is seeking couples 18 and older to participate in a communication study.
- Fill out questions online and record a conversation with your partner.
- Provide a saliva sample.
- Earn up to $40 for 1.5 hours.
Contact email@example.com or call (970) 491-5129 to learn more.
Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology Studies
Cognition in children and adolescents with Down syndrome
What are we studying?
The Developmental Disabilities Research Laboratory is studying the best ways to measure cognition in children and teens with Down syndrome.
Children and teens 6 to 17 years old with Down syndrome
Families may receive up to $275 for time and effort.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Developmental Disabilities Lab at (970) 491-1969 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website for more information: http://ddlab.colostate.edu.
Treatment, Intervention, and Prevention Science Studies
About the study
We are looking for teens to participate in a mindfulness program that research suggests may help teens be healthier and feel happier. Some benefits might include: teens feel better able to manage stress and experience improvements in mood.
Who can join the study
We are looking for teens who are 12-18 years old and live in Larimer County or the surrounding area. One parent/guardian will also participate through answering questionnaires.
What participants will be asked to do
The program will take place at convenient community location in Fort Collins. The program meets once a week for 6 weeks. Each meeting is about 1.5 hours long. You and your teen will complete questionnaires before the program starts and after it ends. You both will also complete questionnaires each week of the program. Just the teen will attend the program.
In addition to the questionnaires, there are some other optional research activities that your teen can do if they would like. These involve coming to Colorado State University’s campus for a 45-minute research visit. We can tell you more about those tasks when we talk to you.
Parents and teens who participate in questionnaires and research tasks will be paid for their time and effort.
We would love to talk to you more. Please call or text us at 970-657-0142, email email@example.com or fill out the form at this link: https://redcap.link/4h6a3ldl
Recruitment for the study is ongoing and will close in spring 2024.
CAMP Teen Pregnancy
A research study at Children’s Hospital Colorado and CSU’s Adolescent Wellness Lab seeks pregnant teenagers age 13-19 years old who may be at risk for gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Consider participating in this research study focused on testing a healthy pregnant weight gain program.
Eligible participants could be financially compensated up to $275-$325 for their time and inconvenience.
What will participants be asked to do?
The study involves one screening visit, six one-hour twice-monthly sessions or usual care, and follow-up visits within three months of having your baby.
For more information, call us at (970) 413-4410, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study takes place at the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
United for Health/Unidos for la Salud
Innovative academic-community solutions for diabetes prevention in Northern Colorado
In the United States, 50% of individuals of Hispanic/Latino-descent will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 20 may be associated with a particularly aggressive disease course and earlier mortality; however, type 2 diabetes can be prevented. The standard diet and exercise lifestyle intervention approach to prevent type 2 diabetes unfortunately typically has poor long-term success in teenagers at risk for type 2 diabetes. Therefore, there is a high need for innovative solutions to type 2 diabetes prevention in at-risk adolescents. Through a community-based participatory research strategy – Boot Camp Translation – and a series of focus groups with Latinx families, we have identified an approach to address the prevention of type 2 diabetes in Latinx youth in northern Colorado.
Our objectives are (i) to build a stronger and trusting partnership between academic scientists and Northern Colorado community members and (ii) to carry out a family-based, culturally-relevant, and community-informed comparative effectiveness trial for type 2 diabetes prevention in Latinx adolescents.
The MIND (Mood and INsulin resistance for Diabetes prevention) Research Project
Mood and INsulin resistance for Diabetes prevention
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado and our Adolescent Wellness Lab want to find ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
This study might be a good fit for a girl if she:
- Is age 12-17
- Has family members with diabetes
- Sometimes seems depressed or stressed
Teens who take part get up to $665 to thank them for their time.
What will participants be asked to do?
The study involves a six-week group program with other girls, and two follow-up visits after the program.
To take part in this research study or for more information, please contact us at (970) 491-1120 or email email@example.com.
This study is conducted at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado and is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.