University of Pittsburgh Invites Teens To Participate In A Sleep Research Study

Research Center: Thomas Detre Hall at the University of Pittsburgh
Location: 3811 O’Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Lead Doctor: Brant P. Hasler, PhD
IRB Committee: This research study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board

Background

We already know that sleep is important for health and well-being. However, how do certain aspects of sleep, such as sleep timing, relate to our mood and behavior as teenagers? 

Findings from this research can lead to the development of ways to improve teens’ sleep as a means to improving their health and well-being, both in the short- and long-term.

This research study seeks teens aged 16-19 who are currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grade. There are currently two studies that eligible participants could participate in, both focused on how changes in sleep (timing and schedule) affect teens’ mood and behavior. Participants may be compensated $455 or more for completion of all parts of the full research study (although this will depend in part on which research study the participant is eligible for and which group the participant is assigned to). Participants will be compensated for each stage of the research study. 

Why Participate? 

  • Participants will learn how their current sleep schedules are affecting mood or behavior.
  • Participants may be compensated $455 or more if all parts of the full research study are completed (although this will depend in part on which research study the person is eligible for and which group they are assigned to).
  • Participants will be compensated for each stage of the research study. 
  • Those enrolled will be contributing to developing methods to improve teen health and well-being. 
  • Parents and teens may be contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to complete the screening questionnaire for the research study and later feel that you no longer wish to answer the screening questions, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your identifiable records relating to this research study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidentialexcept as required by law such as if the research study team feels that the participant or someone they know is involved in serious danger or harm

Who Can Participate?

  • Teens aged 16-19 who are in 11th or 12th grade 
  • Are in good health 
  • Are not claustrophobic 
  • If under 18 years of age, the parent must provide consent and the teen must agree (provide assent) to participate in the screening
  • Able to attend a screening visit, complete at home assessments as well as attend an overnight research study visit at the research site (additional details about scheduling can be provided by the research staff)

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial