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McMaster University Study - Orienteering Performance & Hippocampal Brain Health
  • Topic created by gahlswede on Mon Jan 13, 2020 at 11:53 am
    Greg Ahlswede (gahlswede)
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    From a friend north of the border:

    Hello,

     

           You are receiving this from the NeuroFit Lab in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The following text will describe and invite you to voluntarily participate in a research project currently being conducted for an undergraduate thesis project in the NeuroFit Lab. This study will be analysing the relationship between experience in the sport of orienteering and spatial processing abilities. This project has been cleared by the McMaster Research Ethics Board.      

     

           You have been contacted to voluntarily take part in the orienteering sample group in this study, among many other participants worldwide. This study will take the form of an anonymous online questionnaire. There will be multiple components of this study. You will complete a screening survey to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements of this study. You will then fill out an online consent form, and then you will complete a questionnaire which will record your demographics, your physical activity and orienteering habits, as well as two measures of select cognitive function. The entire process should take about 30-35 minutes, and you will be able to enter into a draw to win an incentive if you meet the eligibility requirements for participation. Please DO NOT SHARE this opportunity outside of this E-Board. 

     

    full Letter of Information and Consent Form is available at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sk5HVJB6yuAn7aAHqd-ard6QCydMwz9u/view?usp=sharing. Please review it before commencing participation, if you chose to do so.

     

    Eligibility requirements for this study include: 1) you are between the age of 18 and 85 years old, 2) you are able to converse in English, 3) you have practiced foot-orienteering more than 5 times, 4) you do not regularly consume alcohol or use recreational drugs, and 6) you are not diagnosed with a mild cognitive impairment.

     

    If you meet the listed eligibility requirements and are interested in partaking in this study, please follow the link below to commence the project. IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have at least 30 minutes to complete the entire process.

    LINK: https://surveys.mcmaster.ca/limesurvey/index.php/457313?lang=en

     

    Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to email outsmartaging.recruitment@gmail.com, or contact the McMaster Research Ethics Board using the information at the bottom of this page.

               

      Thank you for your time,

     

    NeuroFit Lab                                                                      

    McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario                            

    Tel: 905-525-9140 ex. 23616                                           

    outsmartaging.recruitment@gmail.com

     

    McMaster Research Ethics Secretariat

    Telephone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23142

    C/o Research Office for Administrative Development and Support

    E-mail: ethicsoffice@mcmaster.ca

  • Reply by DaveUrban on Mon Jan 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm
    Dave Urban (DaveUrban)
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    Ha Ha - I found the catch: 5) is missing from the series in paragraph 4.

    On a serious note: Will the results of the survey/study be available to participants?
  • Reply by KathyM on Mon Jan 13, 2020 at 7:50 pm
    Katherine Moss (KathyM)
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    The questions are interesting and they will let you know the results!
  • Reply by gahlswede on Wed Jan 15, 2020 at 10:25 pm
    Greg Ahlswede (gahlswede)
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    So it sounds like the results won't be published beyond the department as it is an undergraduate thesis. But if you participate, you can receive a summary of the results in April.
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