Brain, cognition, mental health and functional outcomes in Type 1 diabetes – ~thirty year follow-up of the Royal Children’s Hospital Cohort
What is the project about?
We are conducting research examining the impact of Type 1 Diabetes on long-term brain, cognitive, mental health and functional outcomes. In order to interpret our results, we need to compare the outcomes of our Type 1 Diabetes participants with a group of healthy individuals of similar age. We are looking for adults who are happy to be part of this healthy control group!
Who can take part?
- aged between 28 – 44 years
- willing to attend a one off assessment appointment at MCRI (approximately 3.5 hours)
Who cannot take part?
- a history of neurological illness
- history of brain injury
- current chronic illness
What will I be asked to do?
- Complete a short questionnaire asking questions about your education, employment history, physical and mental health and living circumstances
- Complete a set of 4 computer tasks used to measure cognitive skills such as attention, memory and decision-making
- Complete a test of general ability administered by trained study personnel assessing language skills and visual problem solving
- Undergo a brain MRI scan at Royal Children’s Hospital. This will take approximately 45 minutes.
We will reimburse you $100 for your time in order to participate in this project. We will also give you a certificate to give to your employer stating that you are attending MCRI for the purposes of medical research.
How can I find out more?
If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Amy Brown:
Phone: (03) 99366036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Prof Elisabeth Northam, Study Coordinator