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Home Environment Comparison Study

Clinical Trial Title: 
Home environment comparison study
Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Bradley Appelhans, PhD
Clinical Trial Protocol Description: 

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of the home environment in children’s healthy eating habits and activity levels. The study focuses on children ages 6-13 who live in low- and lower middle-income households. The study involves completing surveys about your family’s food shopping and cooking habits. Your child’s physical activity level will be measured for seven days using a small electronic device similar to a wristwatch. Researchers will come to your home at a time that is convenient for you – there is no need to travel to Rush. At Rush University Medical Center we expect to recruit approximately 96 households for this study.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Care for a child age 6 through 13.
  • Live in a low-income or lower middle-income household.
  • Live in the city of Chicago.
  • Are willing to meet with researchers in your home.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Live in a high-income household.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. 

Clinical Trial Area: 
Diet and Nutrition
Contact Phone: 
(312) 942-8260
Contact Name: 
Vernon Cail