Waterloo CoDA Project

A novel 24-hour compositional data analysis approach to understand the influence of sleep, sedentary time, and physical activity on children’s and adolescents’ behavioural, psychological, and cognitive health.

Lead Researcher: Prof. Stuart Fairclough; Email: stuart.fairclough@edgehill.ac.uk; Tel: 01695 584143

Project coordinator: Dr Richard Tyler; Email: Tylerr@edgehill.ac.uk; Tel: 01695 584512

We would like to invite your child to take part in a research project looking at children’s physical activity and sleep and how they relate to different aspects of health and wellbeing. Before you and your child decide whether to take part, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take some time with your child to read the information that follows. After reading the information, if anything is unclear or you would like more information, please contact us.

What is the purpose of the study?
Children’s health and development are influenced by how much time is spent sleeping, sitting, and doing physical activity. Together these termed, movement behaviours, and they can impact on a range of health and wellbeing indicators. The aims of this project are to investigate associations between children’s movement behaviours and psychological, behavioural, and cognitive health, and to understand children’s views of the role of movement behaviours on their health and wellbeing. The information gathered from the project will help us to better understand how different types of movement behaviours influence health and how schools can use this information to promote their pupils’ wellbeing (e.g., the effects on classroom behaviour, academic performance, etc).

Why has my child been invited?
This project involves children in Years 5, 6, and 8. All of the children in your child’s class have been invited to take part. Children from other local schools have also been invited to take part.

It is up to you and your child whether they take part. They do not have to take part and the decision should be made after reading the information on this sheet. Your child will be able to drop-out of the study at any time and without reason. Dropping out of the study will not affect your child’s opportunities in school in any way.

Waterloo_Foundation_CoDA_Project Consent Form