Today in the lab I finished up the calling for the BMI study for 6 year old males. I called about 10 different families and was able to schedule the last 3 participants! I talked with Josh and I will be continuing on this project and move to another age group until we are finished with recruitment. I also spoke with him about calling children that were born prematurely and he agreed that we should screen out anyone that in under 27 weeks. I made sure to double check that before I made some calls today. I also did some additional research on that and found that there is little known about the correlation between premature birth and executive function. I was able to find a few studies that were done in the past 3 years in other countries, but nothing has yet been published in the US. I think this might be a really cool project to look into in the future and since we have quite a few premature children in our data base it would be easy to recruit for!
Sara P. 1/26/12
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