MobileMen Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The MobileMen research study will assess the beliefs of African American men about using a mobile phone to assist in maintaining their physical activity habits. This study is designed to help researchers who develop mobile phone applications (apps) evaluate which tools help African American men to be successful at changing lifestyle behaviors.

About the Study

The focus group stage of the MobileMen research study will consist of discussions among African American men about what helps or hinders regular physical activity. These focus groups will also help researchers develop a smartphone app that will be used in the later stages of research.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • Up to 3 study visits


  • Interactive discussion (Focus Groups)

Study Qualifications

To participate in this research study, participants should:

  • Be an African American man
  • Be 18 years or older

Study Duration

Participation in each focus group may last approximately 1.5 hours.


Compensation of up to $25 per focus group is offered for the completion of this portion of the study.

Study Contact

To learn more about the MobileMen research study, please call 225-763-2894 or email


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