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Patient Perspectives and Simulated Clinical Interactions

This study is NOT currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts

Summary

Number

13-HG-0158

Sponsoring Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Completed Study; data analyses ongoing
Gender: Female
Min Age: 18
Max Age: 50

Referral Letter Required

No

Population Exclusion(s)

Male;
Children;
Pregnant Women and Fetuses;
Non-English Speaking

Special Instructions

Currently Not Provided

Keywords

Body Weight;
Virtual Environment

Recruitment Keyword(s)

None

Condition(s)

Body Weight

Investigational Drug(s)

None

Investigational Device(s)

None

Intervention(s)

None

Supporting Site

National Human Genome Research Institute

Background:

- We are studying people s psychological experiences and how these relate to the way people respond have when they see information communicated in different ways. We are testing multiple research questions in this research.

Objectives:

- To learn about how to design future research studies. Also to learn about how to best give people information about health topics.

Eligibility:

- Women with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher.

Design:

- Before the study visit, participants will answer some questions online about themselves, their experiences, and their thoughts about their weight.

- During the study visit, participants will watch a short scene from a movie, and then answer questions about it.

-Participants will have a simulated doctor visit with a computerized, virtual reality doctor. They will answer more questions about themselves, their experiences, and their thoughts about their weight. Then they will answer questions with researchers.

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Eligibility

All participants will be adult women

INCLUSION CRITERIA ARE:

1. being between 18 and 50 years old;

2. having a self reported body mass index of greater than or equal to 25;

3. having the ability to read, write, and converse in English;

4. being able to come to the NIH Clinical Center for one visit.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA INCLUDE:

1. having a vestibular or seizure disorder;

2. having a high propensity for motion sickness;

3. known pregnancy;

4. uncorrected low vision or hearing;

5. inability to complete tasks in the virtual environment;

6. being or training to become a physician;


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Citations:

Tetlock PE, Kristel OV, Elson SB, Green MC, Lerner JS. The psychology of the unthinkable: taboo trade-offs, forbidden base rates, and heretical counterfactuals. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2000 May;78(5):853-70.

Agurs-Collins T, Khoury MJ, Simon-Morton D, Olster DH, Harris JR, Milner JA. Public health genomics: translating obesity genomics research into population health benefits. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Dec;16 Suppl 3:S85-94. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.517.

Kushner RF. Understanding obesity by asking the right questions. Perspect Biol Med. 2010 Winter;53(1):148-51.

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Contacts:

Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Susan Persky, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institutes of Health
Building 31
Room B1B54D
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-0098
perskys@mail.nih.gov

Alexander P. Dolwick
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institutes of Health
Building 31
Room B1B36
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-0098
alex.dolwick@nih.gov

Office of Patient Recruitment
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Building 61, 10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Toll Free: 1-800-411-1222
Local Phone: 301-451-4383
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
PRPL@cc.nih.gov

Clinical Trials Number:

NCT01888913

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