Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

Participate in a Research Study

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Infant Behavior Study

Description

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine is currently enrolling participants for this research study, which will observe healthy mothers and infants in a study of infant behavior. Newborn infants and infants six-months old are eligible to participate.

Requirements 

The study is only open to healthy mothers with newborn infants or six-month-old infants.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact Information

To participate in the study email InfantStudies@lifespan.org or call 401-286-6139.

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3D Ultrasound Study

Description

This study investigates how mothers' behaviors and feelings during pregnancy (including use of electronic cigarettes [e-cigs/vapes/JUULs]) influence babies' behaviors and brain development. Participants complete interviews, questionnaires and up to three non-diagnostic 3D ultrasounds over the course of their pregnancy. 

Requirements

  • Pregnant women who use and do not use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs/vapes/JUULs, etc.).
  • 18-40 years old.
  • Singleton pregnancy.
  • No major medical complications.

Additional Information

Participants are compensated for their time and receive DVDs of the ultrasounds.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the 3D ultrasound research study: 

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MyReport Study

Description

The MyReport research study investigates the use of e-cigs/vapes, regular cigarettes, alcohol, and/or marijuana, and stress in daily life among young adults (ages 18 to 25).

Eligible participants will visit the lab once to complete questionnaires and computer tasks, fill out daily surveys for 35 days on your personal smartphone and provide saliva samples collected at home.

Requirements

Young adults (ages 18 to 25) who use e-cigarettes, regular cigarettes, alcohol, and/or marijuana

Additional Information

Participants are compensated for their time.

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating in the MyReport Study:

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Healthy Active and In Control (Ha1C) Study

Description

Yoga may have the potential to be useful in the management of type-2 diabetes. Yoga is an appealing alternative form of exercise for adults with diabetes as it may spur positive healthy behaviors, attitudes, and coping skills. While yoga is linked to benefits similar to other types of exercise, some studies have shown yoga could be more effective than other exercises at improving a variety of health outcomes including fatigue, flexibility, quality of life, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Why participate?

  • Participants will take part in either yoga or standardized exercise at no cost.
  • Participants may experience improvements in healthy behaviors, attitudes, and coping skills.
  • Participants will be contributing valuable information that may benefit those with diabetes in the future.
  • Participants will be helping to advance medical research.

Requirements

  • Men and women aged between 18 and 74 who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Must not have participated in yoga, Tai Chi, Qi gong, or other mindfulness-based practice in the past month
  • Must not have had a seizure within the last 12 months
  • Must not have had any medical conditions that would make it difficult to walk or participate in moderate exercise
  • Must be able to attend twice-weekly study visits at the research site over approximately 3 months, some online and some in person
  • Must have a computer, laptop or tablet with internet connection

Additional Information

The study team will explain the research in its entirety but some details are:

  • The study will provide a supervised 12-week program of twice-weekly yoga or standard exercise for adults with type-2 diabetes
  • Assessments will be conducted at program entry (baseline), and week 12 (end of treatment)
  • Assessments are conducted at the 3- and 6-month post-intervention follow-ups

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating in the Ha1C study:

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