Accelerating Synergy: Mobile Technology and Data Analytics to Identify Real-time Predictors of Caregiver Well-Being (Recruitment CLOSED)
Purpose/Goals of the Study
Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently conducting a study to evaluate a new mobile app they’ve developed to help improve the well-being of people who provide support or assistance (caregivers) to individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), Huntington’s Disease (HD) or a hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT; bone marrow or stem cell) recipients (Accelerating Synergy; HUM000184455).
What do I have to do?
- Session 1 (baseline): 1 hour
- Complete a survey and receive instructions for home monitoring period
- Home monitoring period: 3 months
- Wear a study-provided Fitbit® and complete surveys each day (~2 minutes) and at the end of each month (~15 minutes) through the mobile app
- Some participants will also receive personalized messages delivered by the mobile app
All study activities are completed at home; no visit to University of Michigan is required.
Who is Eligible?
Study participants must:
- Provide some form of care (like help with daily activities, finances, etc.) to an adult with a SCI, HD, or a HCT transplant recipient
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be willing to wear the Fitbit® 24 hours/day
- Have access to a smartphone or tablet and internet connection, and be willing to download the study mobile app and Fitbit® app on their device
- Be able and willing to commit to completing the study assessments for the duration of study participation (~3 months)
Compensation for participation may be up to $140 if all assessments are completed, and participants may keep the Fitbit® after the study is over.
Caregivers of adults with spinal cord injury or Huntington Disease
Caregivers of adults with hematopoietic cell transplant (bone marrow or stem cell)