FOLO study

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Er worden geen deelnemers meer gezocht voor de FOLO study.

Aangezien een deel van het onderzoek uitgevoerd wordt door een onderzoeker die geen Nederlands spreekt, zal het gehele onderzoek in het Engels plaatsvinden. Om deze reden kunnen alleen mensen deelnemen die de Engelse taal redelijk tot goed beheersen, en is onderstaande informatie geschreven in het Engels.

In the FOLO study, we aim to investigate individuals’ memory of specific foods. This will be done by doing two simple computer tasks and answer a series of questionnaires related to displayed food items and your individual characteristics (e.g. demographics).

The FOLO study runs from October till December 2017 at the university (Helix) and consists of 2 test sessions of approximately 40 minutes. The two test sessions will take place at the same day and time of two consecutive weeks. Participants have the freedom to choose the preferred day/time of testing from those available: 10:00, 14:15 or 15:15 on Monday – Friday.

For this study we are looking for 88 healthy volunteers (both men and women) who would like to join.

You are eligible for the FOLO study when you:

  • are between 18 and 35 years old (date of birth between 31-12-1981 and 21-11-1999)
  • have a BMI between 18.5 and 30 (BMI check)
  • are generally healthy
  • don’t have any (psychological/physical) intolerances towards specific foods (e.g. meat, dairy, gluten, nuts, fruits, or vegetables)
  • don’t have a history of eating or psychiatric disorders

What we expect from you:

Prior to the research, you have contact with the researcher and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the research, you can also indicate your availability for the test sessions.

When you participate in the research you will come to the university twice for a test session of approximately 40 minutes:

  • you will sign the informed consent form by which you state you want to participate in the study
  • you will perform two simple computertasks and fill in a series of questionnaires
  • there are some rules for the 2 hours preceding each test session:
    • you will have to eat a meal somewhere between 45 and 120 minutes before the test session starts
    • you are not allowed to eat or drink anything other than water in the 45 minutes preceding the test session

What do you get in return?

  • financial compensation of € 10,- (VVV-voucher)
  • a snack
  • you will make an important contribution to scientific research


If you are interested in participating in the FOLO study and/or you would like more information, please contact us:

Anouk Knapen and Rachelle de Vries
Tel: 0317-482117

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