Friday, February 27, 2009

FYI: Midlife women and activity study. Any takers?

This is Chia-Chun, a doctoral student and a Graduate research assistant in school of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin.
Now I am working with Dr. Eun-Ok Im, and she is currently conducting an Internet study entitled Ethnic Specific Midlife Women's Attitudes toward Physical Activity. This study is funded by NIH/NINR (1R01NR010568-01). We believe that midlife women will get the benefit from participating in this study.
In the study, data will be collected through the Internet from Feb. 1, 2008 to May 31, 2011.
Methods for the data collection include an Internet survey among 500 midlife women in the U.S. on the Internet and four ethnic-specific online forum discussions among about 30 midlife women per ethnic group recruited among the Internet survey participants.

Please visit our project s website:

Women eligible to participate in this study are midlife women aged 40 to 60 years old who do not have any mobility problems; who can read and write English; who are online; and whose self-reported ethnic identity is Hispanic, non-Hispanic (N-H) White, N-H African American, or N-H Asian.

Reimbursement for individual participation will be made by providing 10 dollars gift certificate per internet survey participant and 50 dollars gift certificate per online forum participant (only those who participate in the additional online forum for 6 months will be provided with this additional gift certificate).

Contact Information:
Chia-Chun Li, MSN, RN,
Graduate Research Assistant, doctoral student
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin
1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 475-6352

PI: Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN
Professor & La Quinta Motor Inns Inc. Centennial Professor
School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
1700 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701