Study Updates

22 Aug 2022

SCAMP Study Finding: Bidirectional associations between sleep problems and behavioural difficulties and health-related quality of life

Our study showed bidirectional associations between sleep problems and mental health symptoms during adolescence, indicating that early intervention and treatment on the first-occurring symptom may prevent the development of subsequent problems. Read the full article here.

22 Aug 2022

SCAMP Study Finding: Digital Technology and BMI

We found an association between digital technology use and BMI in teenagers. Generally, participants with lower socioeconomic status reported more use of digital technology. Controlling for socioeconomic status, internet use on mobile phones for more than 3 hours per...

07 Oct 2020

SCAMP Study Findings: Why People Do and Don’t Take Part in Health Research

In Spring 2018, we did research with some SCAMP parents and other members of the public to discuss the enablers and barriers to taking part in health research like the SCAMP study, and to develop solutions together to overcome...

20 Jul 2020

SCAMP Study Findings: Teens, Social Media, and Wellbeing

We recently published some research using SCAMP data. A summary of this research is below along with researcher contact details and a link to the full paper. We have recently conducted some research using the SCAMP study data into...

03 May 2019

SCAMP study findings – Screen time before bed and quality of sleep

20 Jul 2018

1st round follow-up data collection completed

The first round of follow-up data collection ended in July, 2018. Great thanks for all SCAMP schools, parents and pupils!

28 Feb 2018

SCAMP STUDY FINDINGS: Exposure Validation

We recently published some research using SCAMP data. Here is a summary of this research paper: Mobile phone use, predominantly smartphones, is almost universal amongst both adults and children. However adults and children have different usage patterns. A major...

25 Jul 2017

Study Progress Update

We have now done one year of follow up. One down, one to go! So far we have visited 22 schools – a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!

10 Oct 2016

Follow-up starts

We are now starting follow-up data collection with pupils in year 9. We are looking forward to going back into schools and seeing our SCAMPers again two years later!

21 Jul 2016

Baseline data collection completed

The first half of the study (with year 7 pupils) ended in July 2016. We will commence follow-up with the same pupils (now in year 9) at the beginning of the next academic year.