The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.
- Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
This study is being done to find out if light therapy can help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience difficulties with their sleep. We also want to find out if light therapy is safe and does not cause too many side effects. If you qualify to join, it will take you about 4 months to complete this research study. During this time, we will ask you to make 5 study visits to The Ohio State University and complete 3 phone calls.
Inclusion Criteria: 1) Diagnosis of idiopathic PD 2) Stable dose of all PD medications for at least 30 days prior to randomization 3) Willingness to wear an Actiwatch and complete daily sleep logs Exclusion Criteria 1) Presence of moderate depression 2) Co-existent significant sleep apnea 3) Co-existent symptomatic restless legs syndrome (RLS) 4) Cognitive impairment 5) Pregnant women Further inclusion/exclusion criteria exists