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What are the benefits of participating in the REACH Study?​

By participating in the REACH study, you will help those of us in the Healthy Aging Lab and in the broader science community to better understand the connections between the mind and the body. A better understanding of these connections may help us all to understand how to live healthier and happier lives. Also, you may find that you learn something about yourself and how your own activities are related to your health through your participation in the REACH study.​

Who should I contact to learn more?​

If you would like to learn more about the REACH Study, please call us at 855-699-8722 (toll-free) or email us at healthyaginglab@usc.edu.

​Or, alternatively, fill out a
Contact Form by clicking here and we will contact you.

Will I get paid for participation in the REACH Study?​

You will have the opportunity to earn up to $85 in recognition of your efforts in completing the research surveys and measures in the REACH Study.

Are there any criteria that I must meet to qualify for the REACH Study?

Participants in the REACH Study must be 55 years of age or older. REACH participants must also achieve a passing score on a brief assessment of cognitive function.

What is the purpose of the Recording Everyday Activities, Cognition, and Health (REACH) Study?

The REACH Study is a research study that seeks to explore how everyday thoughts, feelings, and activities are related to cognitive and physical health. One important feature of the REACH Study is that REACH volunteers are asked to fill out short surveys each day on electronic tablet computers (we provide the tablet computers needed for completing daily surveys). By asking our volunteers to complete these surveys on portable tablet computers, we can measure the feelings and activities of the volunteers while they are going about their normal daily routines instead of asking them to remember these things over a longer period of time. This may help us to more accurately understand how specific patterns of activity relate to health.

What does participation in the REACH Study entail?

REACH volunteers will be asked to fill out brief surveys each day on tablet computers. It is important to note that there are no right or wrong answers to any of our questions. We simply want to record what our volunteers are thinking, feeling, and doing. Because we are also interested in understanding how the everyday activities and feelings of REACH volunteers are connected to other characteristics, such as their gender, age, health status, and personality, we will also ask our participants to complete a survey packet and routine physical and cognitive function measures at the beginning and end of the study.

Does it cost anything to participate in REACH Study?

No, participation is completely free.