DOES YOUR CHILD ACT OUT? JOIN OUR STUDY ON BEHAVIOR DISORDERS!
Does your child struggle with behavior problems at home or at school?
Researchers at IU School of Medicine are conducting a study to see how children with disruptive behavior disorders respond to virtual reality environments. The study will take a closer look at how virtual reality treatment can impact a child’s perspective taking.
This study involves both remote and in-person visits with you and your child, in accordance with appropriate safety measures put in place by our lab and IU Health.
Your child's participation may help researchers to develop new innovative tools to address problem behaviors.
Who Is Eligible To Participate
- Ages 9-12
- Must meet DSM-5 criteria for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD) or Other Specified or Unspecified Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorder
- Must live with child participant
- Reliable reporter of child's personality and behavior
What Is Involved
This study involves up to three visits with you and your child at our laboratories at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis:
- Visit 1: a clinical interview, parent and child surveys, and interaction with the virtual reality system.
- Visit 2: an MRI scan of your child’s brain.
- Visit 3: your child interacting with the virtual reality program, follow-up assessments, and another MRI scan.
Participants will be compensated for completing the study tasks. Children will receive $75 and parents will receive $25 for Visit 1. If additional criteria are met, children will be invited to take part in two additional visits. Children will receive $100 for completing Visit 2, and $150 for Visit 3. In addition, a parking voucher will be provided for each study visit.
For questions about this study, please reach out to our research team directly by phone at 317-274-8670 or by email at: VRLab@iupui.edu
- IRB Number: 1902596251
- Research Study Identifier: TX10393
- Principal Investigator: Tom Hummer
Contact the research team to learn more about this study.
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