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Participating in TIDES ECHO

The TIDES research team invites our participants to join us for the start of TIDES ECHO. There are three time points at which TIDES families will be contacted for participation: (1) after the TIDES child turns 7 years old, (2) while the TIDES child is about 8 years old, and (3) while the TIDES child is about 9 years old. TIDES families may participate in-person or long-distance if they are unable to travel to our clinic. Participants will be compensated for their time at each visit/contact. Here’s what to expect for your next visits:

Age 7 Online/Mail Questionnaire

We will send you a questionnaire online or by mail. You can also compete it on the phone with a study coordinator. There is no in person visit at age 7. You may be eligible to complete this questionnaire even if your child is no longer 7. 

Age 8 Visit

You and your TIDES child will participate in an in-person visit. You are eligible to participate even if your child has already turned 9. These will start in summer 2020 and will extend through summer 2021. Visit 1 includes:

  • For mom:
    • Questionnaires
    • Saliva Sample Collection
  • For child:
    • Height and Weight Measurements
    • Questionnaires
    • Neurocognitive Testing ("Brain Games")
    • Saliva, Baby Tooth, and Urine Sample Collection

Age 9 Visit

You and your TIDES child will participant in an in-person visit. You and your TIDES child will participate in an in-person visit. You are eligible to participate even if your child has already turned 10. These will start in summer 2021 and will extend through summer 2022. Visit 2 includes:  

  • For mom:
    • Questionnaires
  • For child:
    • Height and Weight Measurements 
    • Blood Pressure
    • Waist Circumference and Skinfold Thickness ("Baby Fat") Measurements
    • Pulse Wave Velocity (a measure of heart health)
    • DEXA Scan (a measure of body size and bone density)
    • Blood, Baby Tooth, & Urine Sample Collection
    • Hair and Toenail Sample Collection

Research Incentives

Participating families will receive research incentives similar to those from previous study visits. Details on our current research incentives are listed below:

  • Participating families will receive $100 for the Age 7 questionnaire, if it is completed before the TIDES child turns 8 years old OR $75 after the TIDES child has turned 8.
  • For participating in the in-clinic visit at Age 8, TIDES families will receive up to $225. TIDES moms will receive $125 for attending the visit and $75 for completing study questionnaires. TIDES children will receive $25 for participating in the visit. 

New Study Visit Location

In-person visits will take place at the UR Medicine Clinic at 500 Red Creek Dr. This Henrietta location is easy to get to, within walking distance of the Calkins bus line, and parking is free. Transportation assistance is available if needed.

Additional COVID-19 Precautions for In-Clinic Visits

  • Universal masking is required for all study staff and participants
  • Only the TIDES mom and child will be able to attend in-clinic visits (no siblings, please!)
  • TIDES moms and children will be asked to bring their own masks and arrive wearing them (we will have extra masks, however, if you need them)
  • All participants must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering our study location
  • All study materials will be disinfected between study visits
  • Social distancing will be maintained whenever possible during study visits