Project HEART is a lifestyle physical activity research program for women between 18-65 years of age who are in treatment for alcohol use.
Participation in this study includes:
Baseline and Follow-up Questionnaires and Interviews at Butler Hospital
Brief Fitness Assessments at Butler Hospital
Wearing a Fitbit
Answering Daily Prompts on your Smartphone
6 Brief Phone Sessions with Study Staff
Study participation will last one year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of alcohol treatment do I need to be in to be considered for this study?
Taking Medication for alcohol use (e.g., Naltrexone, Disulfiram/Antabuse) prescribed by your primary care physician or mental health professional
Attending Outpatient Therapy appointments for alcohol use
Current or recent Day Hospital Program for alcohol use treatment
Current or recent Outpatient Hospital Program for alcohol use treatment
Recent Inpatient Hospitalization for alcohol use treatment
How much time is involved?
To determine initial eligibility, study staff will ask you a series of screening questions. If you meet study criteria, you will engage in a baseline/recruitment appointment, which will take between 1-2 hours. During the 3-month study intervention, you will be asked to wear a Fitbit and answer daily questions on your smartphone. You will spend anywhere between 2-15 minutes per day answering questions. There are 5 follow-up assessments over the course of 1 year, which will take up to 1 hour each.
Does participation in this study cost anything?
No. You will be compensated up to $1150 for full participation. The Fitbit device is also yours to keep.
Contact the Project HEART team to learn more about the study and see if you’re eligible! 401-487-0093
To learn more about the study please contact our research team at 401-487-0093 or complete the form below: