Do I need a cellphone or smartphone?
Yes. In order to participate in this study, participants need to own some type of phone (smartphone or cell phone) that allows them to send and receive text messages.
Can I participate if I'm in another study?
Depending on the type of study, you may or may not be able to participate. We will need to talk to the other study coordinator to make sure that your involvement will not pose problems for you or the other study.
What if I go on vacation?
We can usually work around your schedule if you will be away for short periods of time (1-2 weeks). If you have to be away for an extended period, please let someone on the staff know and we will see what we can do to accommodate it.
Is this study a part of the Stanford Hospital?
No. Our research is not affiliated with Stanford Hospital and clinics or Stanford Health Care. We are a research team in the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which is a division of the Stanford School of Medicine. We do not provide health care services.
Can I change my program if I don’t like it?
The goal of the research is to test how the programs work to shape people’s habits over time. Please make the decision carefully to enroll, as you will not be able to choose the program or change it if you don’t like it. You do have the right to withdraw from the research at any time.