MI Energy Study

MI Energy Study

The MI Energy study is a short-term study to determine how body type and physical activity affects the way blood cells behave in children. We are looking for kids ages 8-10 years old at all activity levels to participate in a variety of physical activity tests and questionnaires. Some of the tests we do include strength, flexibility, lung function, fitness, resting energy expenditure, as well as body composition measurements. During the physical activity tests we encourage your child to push themselves to really show their level of endurance. We will also do a blood draw, and collect stool, saliva, and urine samples. Next we have you complete questionnaires about the child’s activity level, eating habits, and other areas of interest. Finally, we will have the kids wear an activity monitor on their wrist for up to 8 days.

The visit at the center will take up to 8 hours and total compensation is $150. Participants will be provided with a $75 gift card after the in person study visit, and a $75 will be sent through the mail after all study materials have been returned.

All research studies require potential participants to be screened. This is simple and is conducted over the phone in about 10-15 minutes to learn more about your child’s health and other pertinent information that relates to the study. If you are interested or would like to find out if your child is eligible, you can give us a call at (501) 364-3309 or email us at acncstudies@archildrens.org.

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MI Energy is a research study conducted by Elisabet Børsheim, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.