Participation in Research
If you are between the ages of 18 and 59, live in the Northeast Georgia area, and have complete paralysis of lower legs, you can be a research subject to test whether home-based electrical stimulation training can improve glucose tolerance and reduce diabetes. The total time commitment is over 5 months and compensation will be provided. This research is directed by Kevin McCully, Ph.D., in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Georgia. For more information, please call 706-542-1129 or email email@example.com.
Survey on Traumatic Injury and its Impact on Meaningful Activities
This study is seeking individuals who are over the age of 18 and have had a traumatic physical injury between 1 and 5 years ago. Traumatic injury includes amputations, burns, or spinal cord injuries, but individuals may participate if they have other types of injury. Participants do not need to have received occupational therapy. Those who have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or severe intellectual disability are not included in this survey.
The study will be survey-based using Survey Monkey online and should take approximately 15 minutes of the participants' time after completing an informed consent. Surveys will remain active for completion until the end of January 2009.
To find out more about this study and/or to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Judy Gonyea at 607-274-1737 or email@example.com.
Request for Research Participants, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for children with disabilities aged 12-18 and their parents/caregivers to complete an Internet-based survey on the lifestyle and environment of adolescents with disabilities. This survey can be found by visiting the following link: http://www.healthforyouth.org and entering the access code: NCPAD.
For more information, or if you have difficulty accessing the survey, please contact Brienne Davis in the Department of Disability and Human Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-355-4054.
Research Participants Needed to Help Develop Universally Accessible Exercise Equipment, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
If you are between the ages of 18 and 50, live in the Chicago area, are healthy, and use a manual (non-electric) wheelchair, you can be a research subject to test and evaluate new accessible exercise equipment. The total time commitment is about one hour and compensation will be provided.
This research is directed by Karen L. Troy, Ph.D., in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratories at UIC. For more information, please call 312-413-9432 or email email@example.com.
Supported Speed Treadmill Training Exercise Program (SSTTEP) for Marginally Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy
We are studying the effects of a 12-week exercise program, consisting of either: 1) Walking on a treadmill with a portion of body weight supported by an overhead harness, or 2) A functional exercise program. We would like to know the effects that these two exercise programs have on the quality of life, muscle strength and control, coordination, walking, and functional movement of children with cerebral palsy.
For more information, go to http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00467415 or call Kyle Watson at 215-430-4120 or Therese Johnston at 215-430-4089.