• A Study about Romantic Relationships

    Official Title

    Agreement within Romantic Relationships

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to assess the agreements within romantic relationships on a variety of topics including politics, psychology and the nature of relationships.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Must have been in a heterosexual relationship for 3 months

    Age Range

    18 - 60 years
  • Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)

    Official Title

    BUckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • 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.

    Age Range

    18 years and up
  • Vestibular Research Study

    Official Title

    Linking Vestibular Function, Balance, and Falls

    Purpose

    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. 

     

    Could this study be right for you?

    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

    Age Range

    18 - 39
  • A Study about Eye Teaming, Focusing Ability and Quality of Life

    Official Title

    Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children with Concussion-Related and Non-Concussion-Related Non-Strabismic Binocular Vision, Accommodative and Visual Tracking Problems: Phase 1

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Children experiencing eye teaming, focusing, and eye movement problems (with recent concussion or non-concussed)
    • Children with amblyopia (lazy eye) are excluded

    Age Range

    8 - 17 years
  • A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Sequential vs Simultaneous Spectacles plus Patching for Amblyopia in Children 3 to <13 Years Old

    Official Title

    AMBLYOPIA TREATMENT STUDY (ATS22): A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Sequential vs Simultaneous Spectacles plus Patching for Amblyopia in Children 3 to <13 Years Old

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • 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

    Age Range

    3 - 12
  • Assessing Responses to Exercise in the Heat in Trained Women

    Official Title

    Assessing Responses to Exercise in the Heat in Trained Women

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    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.

    Age Range

    18 - 35
  • A Study About the Development of Learning in African-American/Black Children

    Official Title

    Ontogenesis of Categorization; Linking development, mechanisms, and biology

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    • African-American/Black children who are 4 years old 

    Age Range

    4 - 4
  • Young Women’s Health Study

    Official Title

    An Intervention Study about Primary Care Algorithms for Early Identification of Young Women with von Willebrand Disease

    Purpose

    Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are seeking volunteers to be a part of a study looking at how to best screen for bleeding disorders in young women.

    Participants will be asked to undergo a finger prick blood test and complete questionnaires. If their survey answers suggest they have heavy menses or abnormal bleeding, they will also be asked to have a blood draw on the same day.

    Could this study be right for you?

    • Are 9 to 21 years old
    • Have had your first menstrual cycle

    Age Range

    9 - 21
  • A Study to Examine Atropine for the Reduction of Nearsightedness (The CHAPERONE Study)

    Official Title

    Microdosed Atropine for the Reduction of Pediatric Myopia Progression (The CHAPERONE Study)

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study to test the safety and effectiveness of atropine 0.1% and atropine 0.01% eye solutions. These drugs are being tested to see if they slow the worsening of nearsightedness. Children who participate in this study will be asked to use their assigned study medication every night and willing to attend visits at The Ohio State University of Optometry 1 month after starting treatment. These visits will continue for 6 months until the duration of the study ends. This study will take place over a 4-year time period.

    Could this study be right for you?

    · Children aged 3 to < 13 years old. · No previous use of medications related to myopia control. · Glasses and/or contact lens prescription between -1.00 and -6.00 diopters. Interested guardians who believe their child may be eligible should contact study coordinators to further determine eligibility

    Age Range

    3 and up
  • A Study about Fitness, Aging, and Stress in People with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Official Title

    Fitness, Aging, Stress & TBI Exposure Repository (FASTER)

    Purpose

    The purpose this study is to examine how individual differences in health changes (muscle strength, blood pressure) and behavioral changes (sleep, physical activity) impact memory, attention, and the brain. We study these relationships in among a variety of older adults, including those with a history of concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The long-term goal of this project is to identify modifiable factors that exacerbate or protect from age-related cognitive decline.

    Could this study be right for you?

    Eligibility Criteria: • Aged 18 years and older • Speak English • History of concussion, traumatic brain injury, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder • Must have primary care physician

    Age Range

    18 and up