UBC Okanagan researchers explore feasibility and acceptability of 6-weeks repeated measures of resting metabolic rate using at home device

Local adults 19 to 65 years-old needed for new health study

A UBC Okanagan study is recruiting individuals from the Central Okanagan to support a new health research project.

UBC Okanagan Assistant Professor Dr. Sarah Purcell is exploring the feasibility and acceptability of weekly measures of resting metabolic rate (RMR) for 6 weeks using a portable indirect calorimeter.

Dr. Purcell, investigator with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management says, “We hope to gain a deeper understanding of how repeated monitoring of RMR may be feasible for future randomized interventions.’”

Individuals that meet the following criteria are invited to apply:

  • 19 to 65 years old
  • A body mass index (BMI) above 18.5 Link to BMI calculator
  • Able to read, write, and speak English
  • Have access to mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with reliable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Live within the Central Okanagan. Travel to UBC Okanagan required

Participating in this study would involve two in-person visits (~3.5 hours/visit) to the UBC Okanagan campus for measurements of body composition, resting metabolic rate (“metabolism”) and health behaviour questionnaires. Participants will be provided a portable device for measuring RMR. Participants will be asked to use the device once a week for 6 consecutive weeks and answer an online survey. Each participant will receive an honorarium for their time.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following pre-screening survey  https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55vpDk6Jwh4GuPQ

For more information or questions, contact Sarah Craven at sarah.craven@ubc.ca