January 31, 2013

Study volunteers age 12 to 17 needed

A team of Vanderbilt researchers are doing a study that seeks to understand how we spend our time each day. We will test out a survey to measure where, why and how much we sit each day.

This survey will help researchers find ways to decrease sitting time and help them to get a better idea of how sitting may affect health.

You may qualify for the study if you are:

  •  Age 12 to 17 years
  • Able to walk without major joint or muscle problems
  • Able to take part in school physical education classes
  • Able to read, write and speak in English
  •  Available by phone during the study period

Study participants must be willing to:

  •  Participate in five study visits over a four-month period
  •  Wear two small monitors that measure steps and movement
  •  Answer survey questions
  •  Complete six phone interviews about what you did the day before


By finishing the study, you will receive a total of $100 for your time and effort. For more information please contact Susan Byerly at 936-0364 or sitstudy@vanderbilt.edu.