UQ researchers are looking for volunteers living independently for a study of older people’s daily activities, their social networks, and their sense of loneliness.

 

What’s involved?

The study involves completing a questionnaire, which is expected to take about 30 minutes.  It also includes documenting your activities over a 24-hour period in a time-use diary.

After completion, some participants will be invited back for an in-depth study of their activities over two weeks, recorded using a time-use diary and an actigraphy watch (similar to a Fitbit). At this stage, you will also be asked for an interview in which you can describe your experiences of daily life.

What will you receive?

To thank you for your time, all participants will be given the opportunity to go into a prize draw for a $200 gift card. Additionally, in-depth study participants will receive a $40 gift card.

Contact us:

For more information, please contact the Lead Researcher Dr Jack Lam by email at j.lam@uq.edu.au or phone 3346 7630.

This study is conducted by the Institute for Social Science Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.