Participation involves visiting one of the study assessment centers in Abu Dhabi city (Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, Healthpoint) or Al Ain city (Al Ain Regional Blood Bank, UAE Univeristy) Click here to know more.
First, you will need to read and understand the Participant Information, ask questions and confirm you agree to participate by signing a consent form.
Four steps to participation…
Fill out a simple questionnaire on lifestyle, health, and socioeconomic factors.
Have some physical measurements taken.
Give samples of blood, urine and mouth rinse.
Be re-contacted for follow-up (additional questions and/or repeat assessment visit)
An important step of the UAE Healthy Future Study is the questionnaire, which you are asked to answer during your assessment visit at the clinic. The questionnaire is administered online; registration is done during your clinic visit, using a tablet. The questionnaire is about your education, employment, and your home and living arrangements; there is also a section about smoking and the use of tobacco. Information about your personal health and medical history, your early life and family history, and your psychological state will also be asked. We also want to know information about your driving behavior. This information will help the study reach its main objectives: identifying the factors that influence people’s health nowadays, and preventing heart disease, obesity and diabetes in the UAE.