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STUDY BASICS

Have you provided unpaid help at home to someone with obesity? You may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how obesity affects the provision of home- and community-based services. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Older people often need help at home to live healthy and happy lives. However, body weight or body size may make receiving help at home more difficult and challenging in special ways. The University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Womens Research Institute researchers would like to learn from family or friend caregivers about how obesity affects caregivers for adults using home- and community-based services. Home- and community-based services may include home health, personal care, transportation vans, meal services, adult day care, senior centers, and hospice. 

We are looking to interview caregivers and listen to what they have experienced. Your stories and experiences will be kept confidential but used in the future to improve the lives of people with disabilities and obesity. 


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Eligible participants should:

  • Have provided informal care for home- and community-based services for recipients with a BMI ≥30.
  • Be able to talk about their own experiences in English. 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

The research study involves a single, audio-recorded interview lasting 30-45 minutes. The interview can be done over the phone or by video conference. It will be conducted by Dr. John Harris, an obesity researcher and physician, from the University of Pittsburgh or his research staff. Participants will be compensated with $80 for their time. 


IRB: STUDY20120038B
- Evaluation of Home- and Community-Based Services for Adults with Obesity and Disabilities - Qualitative Interviews


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