Research Projects
Some of you have helped researchers. Here is a list of research projects that some South Yorkshire Cohort participants have helped researchers with:

DaWM (Decisions about Weight Management)
The DaWM Qualitative Study aims to investigate the perspectives and beliefs of overweight (or obese) people who have experience of making decisions about weight management. 

For more information contact Dr Ian Brown

TaBS and Thoughts about Body Size 
Everyone thinks about their weight and body size from time to time.  Some people find thoughts about their body size troublesome.  These thoughts about body size can affect confidence for controlling weight and for taking up options for weight management.  The TaBS Study aims to develop a short questionnaire to help in the assessment of thoughts about body size for use in the health service.   

For more information contact Dr Ian Brown

Self-management of longer-term depression (IQuEST)
This study is conducting interviews with patients who report long term depression as part of a larger study which is looking at the experiences of people who have longer term depression.  

For more information contact Anna Thake

Putting Life in Years (PLINY): Telephone friendship groups research study 
This study is assessing whether telephone friendship groups can improve the wellbeing of people aged 75 years and over. For more information contact Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Trial Co-ordinator, Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit. 

Telephone: 0114 222 5206

You can also visit the PLINY website here

Families, health and well-being
This study is looking at the health and well-being of families with children aged between 6-18 years.  This information will be compared with information given to us by families where children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to see if there are any differences. 

For more information contact Jack Cotter 
or telephone: 0114 222 6121

Depression in South Yorkshire (DEPSY)
This project aims to collect information on the mood of people in South Yorkshire. Some people who feel depressed contact alternative practitioners such as homeopaths. A selection of participants will be offered treatment by a homeopath in order to learn more about people's experiences with such treatment.

For more information contact Petter Viksveen