►Birkbeck Research Project

Would you like to take part in our research into mental and physical fitness in older adults?

We would like to invite you to take part in a research project that being undertaken as part of a Master’s Degree in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London.

The purpose of this study is to investigate how physical fitness is related to mental abilities such as memory and attention.

If you agree to participate you will be asked to complete questionnaires about:

– your physical abilities, your leisure activities and general health
– your everyday memory abilities

In addition, we will conduct computerised tasks that provide some insight in your attention and memory abilities. To measure physical fitness, we do short tests measuring the strength in your hands and legs and your pulse rate while you are relaxing.

The study will take about 1.5 hours and you will receive £15 for your time. You are free to stop the study and withdraw at any time without giving a reason. All the information you provide will be totally anonymous and confidential. The study has received approval from the University’s Ethics Committee.

If you would like to take part please email Gulsah Cetinkaya at lceti01@bbk.ac.uk,
or phone 0795 0560 346

The results of the study will be written up in a report of the study for Gulsah’s Master’s Degree. The study is supervised by Dr. Eddy Davelaar. If you wish to contact the supervisor, the contact details are: e.davelaar@bbk.ac.uk. Address: Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX Tel: 0207 079 0807

2 thoughts on “►Birkbeck Research Project”

  1. Hello,

    I would be most interested in taking part in this research
    I am 76, and hopefully pretty fit.

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