ABOUT THE STUDY
The Internet-Based Conversational Engagement Clinical Trial (I-CONECT) follows research participants over the age of 75 in the Portland, Atlanta or Detroit metro areas for about six months.
All participants receive brief weekly telephone health surveys from the study team, and about four longer appointments by telephone. Additionally, there is a 50% chance of receiving regular social video chats.
Participants are eligible to receive between $100 to $310 in compensation, depending on their study activities.
THE STUDY INCLUDES
For COVID-19 safety, appointments are done over the phone
Appointments include asking about health history, filling out surveys, completing problem-solving tasks, and setting up study equipment.
30-minute long chats are conducted 4 times a week for 6 months
A simple, user-friendly video chat device is provided and participants are taught how to use it. Personal phone is available.
Participants chat with different study team members each week. Chats cover a variety of fun and engaging topics.
Participants at the OHSU site will receive an electronic pillbox that tracks when they take a daily low-dose vitamin C pill.