Clinical Trials / Research Studies
Clinical Trials / Research Studies

Study for Healthy Children 10 to 12 Years Old

Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study to learn more about children and their emotions over time.

Who can participate?

Healthy children 10 to 12 years old may be eligible to participate.


  • Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescent Studies

What will happen in the study?

You and your child will be asked to participate in 3 study visits over 2 years. The first study visit will last approximately 4 hours, and the other two visits will last approximately 3 hours. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study.

Most of the tests and procedures in this study are standard.
You and your child will:

  • Separately answer questions about his/her mental health
  • Complete rating scales

Your child will:

  • Be asked to complete behavioral tasks
  • While completing a social interaction chat room task, have physiological (body function) data collected including:
    • An electrocardiogram to measure your child’s heart rate; involves electrodes (small metal disks) placed on your child’s collar bones and at the bottom of his or her rib cage to identify when your child’s heart is beating and how fast it is beating
    • A belt around your child’s ribcage to measure his/her respiration; involves placing a belt around his/her ribcage on the outside of their clothing
    • A test to measure the amount of sweat produced on the tip of their fingers; involves putting electrodes around two of your child’s fingers with Velcro

Your child’s teacher will also be asked to complete rating scale forms after each study visit.

You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

We cannot promise any benefits to you or your child from your taking part in this research. However, possible benefits include better understanding your child’s attentional, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

We will talk about possible risks and discomforts with you prior to enrolling you and your child in the study.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Families will receive up to $660 for 3 study visits over a 2-year period. Your child’s teacher will be compensated $25 for completing rating forms after each visit.


Contact Us.Go to
Contact Kiley Yeaman
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Study Doctor

Contact Us.Stephen Becker, PhD
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center