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What will happen if we take part in the SIPA study?

If you take part in this 3-month study you will have access to free online materials and helpful advice, and learn different strategies to improve your child’s sleep and problem-solve ways to keep your child sleep well.

During the three months of the study, we would also measure your child’s sleep and health at three different points. We would also collect some information about you, so that we can understand more about what it’s like for parents of children with arthritis. The SIPA study collects this information about you and your child in several different ways at these time points:

  • Online surveys that you would be asked to fill out about you and your child
  • A behavioral diary that you would be asked to keep for 10 days about your child’s sleep, symptoms, and activities
  • An actigraph watch that your child would be asked to wear for 10 days to measure sleep and movement

Families who participate in this study may receive up to $160 in gift cards to thank them for their time.

If you and your child join the study, you can decide to stop at any time for any reason. If you decide to stop, you would need to talk to one of our study team members.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete a brief survey