First of all, congratulations, you've hit the jackpot! Not many people in Melbourne got these invitations! (Except of course your neighbours and most of the people in your street!)
By responding, you are not committing to anything other one of us to give you more information about the study and to find out if you are eligible to participate. All you’ve got to lose is a 10-minute conversation. We will, however, do our best to convince you it would be an excellent idea to sign up! But even if we can’t get you on board, there is still value to our research project in knowing why you don’t want to participate.
The testing will take place at Level 5, 215 Spring St Melbourne. We’re right outside Parliament Station. Just take the Lonsdale St exit from the station, cross Spring St and walk almost straight into our building. Take the lift to the 5th floor, report to reception and one of us will come to meet you.
First of all we give all participants a snazzy, exclusive limited edition iMAP fridge magnet! We’ll also give you a $50 gift voucher at the end of the second testing session, with another $50 after re-testing in 2 years’ time. There will be 2 extra lots of $30 if you sign up for 2 MRI scans, also 2 years apart. A potential total of $160 – plus the fridge magnet! We’ll also give you a report on your physical activity, and sitting and sleep patterns from the monitoring week. And last but not least, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a vital contribution to a major international research study on a very important and current topic that affects us all. (And you’ll help us beat Hong Kong and Barcelona in our little recruitment competition.)
Remember, by responding to the flyer you are only committing to hearing more about the study. We’ll also happily answer any questions you might have. And if you are interested but participation might be difficult – the time commitment, the timing of the commitment, getting to the testing centre, and so on – we have some options we can offer to help overcome those hurdles. We will certainly encourage you to sign up, but it won’t be a pressure-tactics hard-sell call. If you are a “no” we’ll thank you for your time we wont bother you again.