Study Type

Physical Activity

Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to measure and link cadence (steps per minute) with increasing intensity across several ages in children and adolescents.

About the Study

Although children and adolescents also engage in sedentary activities, data has consistently demonstrated that children take more steps/day than adult populations. To highlight, if there is any single physical activity that is necessary to be measured and motivated in children, it is walking.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Orientation visit
  • 1 Clinic visit

Study procedures:

  • Fasting for 4 hours
  • Height, weight, BMI, etc.
  • Non-invasive physical activity measurement devices
  • Treadmill walking
  • Free-living activities (rest in a chair, watch a portion of a movie, etc.)

This study will consist of one clinic visit. After an orientation session, participants will complete a single clinic visit where metabolic rate and physical activity will be monitored while walking on a treadmill and while completing a number of free-living activities. All study-related procedures will be provided at no cost to the participant.

Study Qualifications

Age: 6-20 years old

Study Duration

1 Day


Earn up to $50 for participation

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the CADENCE-KIDS study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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