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We are looking for healthy volunteers to participate in our Neurocognition study!

Researchers at BC Children's Hospital are conducting a study on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and how this affects the brain. We are looking at how thinking processes (neurocognition) may be different in kids with OCD compared to kids without OCD.

We invite BOYS who:
# Are 14 years, 15 years and 18 years of age
# Are healthy and have no psychiatric diagnosis
# Are ethnically non-Asian

We invite GIRLS who:
# Are 6 years, 9 years, 12 years, 13 years, 14 years and 18 years of age
# Are healthy and have no psychiatric diagnosis
# Are ethnically non-Asian

How to Participate?
# Eligibility screening: We will first conduct a 45-min to 1-hour phone interview with a parent to determine eligibility. Once eligibility is confirmed, we will book the in-person assessment.
# In-person assessment: This assessment is a single 2.5 to 3-hour session, in which the child will play games on a touch pad using language, memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. It can takes place at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute or in the participant’s home (whatever is more convenient for the family).

What participants receive:
# Pride for helping OCD research
# Gift cards for the child and the parent
# A letter of recognition for the child's voluntary time
# A written feedback report outlining how their child performed in areas such as linguistic knowledge, visual-spatial problem solving, math, writing, spelling compared to same-age/same-grade peers

Study participation is entirely voluntary. Results from this study will be kept confidential. Ethics approval has been obtained through the UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board. All studies are conducted to learn more about OCD in an effort to help children with OCD and their families. The Principal Investigator for these studies is Dr. Evelyn Stewart.


For further information and a discussion of your eligibility for this study, please email us.

Thank you!
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