Northwestern University needs the help of fathers with young children for ongoing research it’s doing to better understand how modern dads are involved in their children’s health care.
They may even pay you for your assistance.
The Chicago-based institution wants to add to and improve upon information it has previously collected from fathers on the subject, according to Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics and medical social sciences with the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
“We have published data from interviews with a diverse sample of fathers wherein they describe their involvement in the health of their children. It goes MUCH BEYOND simply taking their child to the doctor,” he wrote in an email to City Dads Group. “So we are taking these themes and building a survey around them that could be used in other studies to more accurately define and measure father involvement in health. No one has ever done this before. As such, we need to make sure our questions make sense to the fathers and that what we are actually measuring is what we think we are measuring.”
Northwest researchers are looking for fathers of children ages 3 through 5 to:
- Fill out the Northwestern University Fathers’ Involvement in Healthcare Study survey at Fatherinvolvement.weebly.com. It should take less than 10 minutes..
- Participants deemed eligible, based on the survey results, we be asked to participate in a 45- to 60-minute telephone interview with the research team. Anyone who completes the phone interview will receive a $20 Amazon card.