Your help with a local health survey

You might like to with this survey being carried out by Loughborough University:

Wondered what you thought about putting this on our website in case any of our members want to participate.

From: Maxine Whelan
Sent: 23 June 2017 09:26
Subject: Loughborough University – Research


Dear Ms Janet Kirk,


I am a PhD student at Loughborough University in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. I hope this email finds you well.


I am looking for willing volunteers to take part in my research project called the SIGNAL study (see recruitment poster and information sheet attached). The study relates to physical activity and preventing Type 2 diabetes and involves the use of wearable devices (e.g. Fitbit) to offer real-time feedback on physical activity and glucose (sugar) levels. In total we are looking for 45 participants to take part. I am emailing you to find out whether you be willing to share the study materials with the various Women’s Institutes based in the Leicestershire and Rutland Federation?


Please find below details of the study:

If you meet the following criteria. 

  • You are aged 40 years or older and
  • You use an Android smartphone (e.g. Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, …) 

We would very much like you to complete the final item of our screening process. We ask that you complete a brief online survey ( Questions relate to age, gender, ethnicity, family history, waist circumference, height and weight. This survey will provide you with a level of risk for developing Type 2 diabetes (e.g. low, increased, moderate or high). If you receive a moderate or high  risk, and you are aged at least 40 years old and use an Android smartphone, a member of our research team will get in touch with you about taking part in our study.


Please feel free to share the details of this study with friends, family members and colleagues to help spread the word.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch ( or 07721008842).


I look forward to hearing from you.


Best wishes,

 Maxine Whelan

PhD Research Student

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Loughborough University