Kimberly Uehisa, and Tamara Horwich, MD, MS, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are conducting a research study.
You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you are a college student at UCLA and have access to a text-messaging plan. Your participation in this research study is voluntary.
Why is this study being done?
This study is designed to assess the impact and usefulness of targeted text-messaging on providing relevant resources for fostering good health and wellness.
What will happen if I take part in this research study?
If you agree to participate in this study, we would ask you to:
How long will I be in the research study?
Participation will last a total of two months to include pre and post survey administration.
Are there any potential risks or discomforts that I can expect from this study?
Standard text-messaging rates may apply. Text messages may be annoying or distracting.
Are there any potential benefits if I participate?
You may benefit from being in this study as receiving text messages will give you information on how to improve your lifestyle behaviors and provide you with information about the resources you may need for engaging in proactive health behaviors. The results collected during this study may be useful scientifically and provide information to improve the program in the future.
Will I be paid for participating?
You will receive $10 gift card after your completion of the post-survey for your time. Participants will have the opportunity to win $25 gift card drawing weekly. Participation in the study is required in order to patriciate in the weekly prize driving.
Will my information be kept confidential?
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can identify you will remain confidential. It will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law. Confidentiality will be maintained by means of password protected database.
What are my rights if I take part in this study?
Who can I contact if I have questions about this study?