Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)
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.
A Study about Peer Interactions Among College Students
The purpose of this study will be to examine the social interactions and behaviors of college students in a virtual format across universities.
- Must be enrolled as a student at Ohio State University (full-time or part-time) at time of study - can be undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree seeking
Vestibular Research Study
The purpose of this study is to learn how information from different sensory systems, including the vestibular system (that portion of the inner ear which measures both motion and orientation of the head), are used by the brain to contribute to perceptions of tilt and motion, and balance control and posture.
You may be eligible to participate in the study if you:
- Are male or female, 18 years of age through 39 years of age
- Have NO history of a balance or vestibular disorder
If you are eligible and enroll in the study, you will:
- Complete an on-line Health Screen Questionnaire
- Complete other on-line surveys/questionnaires depending on information provided in the Health Screen Questionnaire
- Complete vestibular and balance testing depending on information provided in the Health Screen Questionnaire, which will be performed in a vestibular research laboratory at a mutually convenient time
A Study about Eye Teaming, Focusing Ability and Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to assist in development of a new quality of life survey that can be used to learn more about how eye teaming, focusing ability and eye movement problems affect a child’s life.
- Children experiencing eye teaming, focusing, and eye movement problems (with recent concussion or non-concussed)
- Children with amblyopia (lazy eye) are excluded
A Study about Booster Seat Comfort
The purpose of this study is to determine how specific booster seat features, including seat pan geometry (booster height and length) and the inclusion of armrests, influence occupant comfort in belt-positioning booster seats (BPBs). This will be achieved through an analysis of comfort quantification methods and occupant posture and behavior under different booster conditions.
The duration of this study is two hours long.
- Must be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time
- No allergy to athletic tape
A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Sequential vs Simultaneous Spectacles plus Patching for Amblyopia in Children 3 to <13 Years Old
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if treating amblyopia (lazy eye) with glasses and patching at the same time improves vision as well as treating amblyopia first with glasses and then with patching, if needed.
- Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye between 20/40 and 20/200
- No previous treatment for amblyopia, including glasses or contact lenses
- Amblyopia (lazy eye) in one eye
Respiratory Effects of E-Cigarettes
The purpose of this study is to learn more about how vaping behaviors can affect lung function, symptoms during exercise and activity levels.
You will attend five study visits at OSU (three in the beginning of the study and two after one year). Each visit lasts 1.5 – 4 hours. Study visits will include filling surveys, lung function testing, exercise testing, providing urine samples, and measuring how you vape.
- Current e-cigarette user (daily vaping for at least the past 3 months)
- 21-25 years old
- Normal weight (BMI < 25) or obese (BMI >30)
- Willing to attend 5 study visits to OSU over the course of 1 year
- Willing to abstain from all tobacco and nicotine for at least 12 hours prior to lab sessions
- No lung, heart, thyroid, or neuromuscular problems and no diabetes diagnosis
- Staying within the Columbus/Central Ohio region for the next year
Assessing Responses to Exercise in the Heat in Trained Women
The purpose of this research study is to conduct exercise in hot and neutral environments on women who are aerobically trained and resistance trained to characterize and compare responses across physiologic, perceptual, and neurocognitive domains. Our rationale for this investigation is that its completion would provide evidence as to how women of different fitness backgrounds respond to exercise in the heat and how that response is different from exercising in thermoneutral conditions to better describe how the female body tolerates exercise in the heat with implications for those in recreation, competitive sports, and occupation that expands to emergency and military services.
Aerobically Trained: having a measured aerobic capacity in the 80th percentile according to age
Resistance Trained: able to squat 120% and bench press 60% of their body weight.
Unacclimatized: participants had not been consistently exposed to hot conditions (i.e., sauna, hot yoga, etc.) in the past 2 months.
A Study about Exploring Differences in Attentional Strategies between Autism Spectrum and Neurotypical Individuals in Visual Search Tasks
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if people with autism are different from typical people in the way they pay attention and look for things. They use a special test called the Adaptive Choice Visual Search task to see how people search for things in a picture. In this study, we want to know if people with autism do better or worse than typical people and if they use different strategies to find things. We want to understand why some people with autism are better at paying attention when they look at things.
- Male and females aged 18 to 40 years old
- Normal/corrected vision and color vision
- Autistic participants must be verbal and have an IQ > 70
A Study About the Development of Learning in African-American/Black Children
The purpose of this study is to investigate the early development of attention, learning, and memory during childhood. Participation in this study includes 4, 90-minute-long visits to the lab per year. During these visits, your child will play 2-3 fun, computerized games. These games are designed to assess various aspects of their cognitive ability.
The duration of the study will last 4 years.
- African-American/Black children who are 4 years old