A Study about Pain Sensitivity and Unpleasantness in People with Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer

Official Title
Pain Sensitivity and Unpleasantness in People with Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine how men and women with dementia and/or cancer might process and respond to pain or discomfort.

Participants may complete various questionnaires by phone or video conferencing once a week for up to 7 weeks with one optional in-person session.

Could this study be right for you?

• Men and women aged 60 years or older
• Dementia or memory issues
• Cancer (any type excluding brain cancer)
• Dementia or memory issues and cancer (any type excluding brain cancer)

Age Range
60 and up

A Study of Mobile Health (mHealth), Breast Disease, and Lifestyle Modification

Official Title
Mobile Health (mHealth), Breast Disease, and Lifestyle Modification: Developing a Grounded Theory
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to understand breast cancer survivors use of mobile health (mHealth) apps for lifestyle behavior change - eating a healthier diet, exercising more, dealing with stress, & stopping smoking. Interviews will last approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

Could this study be right for you?

- You have a diagnosis of breast disease or are a breast cancer survivor.
- You are age 18 or older
- You are a female

Age Range
18 and up

COMET2 Bronchoscopy: A Study on Filter Ventilation and Product Standard

Official Title
Consortium on Methods Evaluation Tobacco (COMET): Filter Ventilation and Product Standard – COMET2 Bronchoscopy study
Purpose

Smokers (age 21-45) are wanted for an Ohio State University study that provides cigarettes with different filters and that may provide access to other tobacco or nicotine products. Smokers should be willing to undergo two medical procedures called a bronchoscopy.

Could this study be right for you?

- Must be 21 - 45 years of age
- Must be a smoker

Age Range
21 and up

A Study to Assess the Removal of Filter Ventilation on Smoking Behavior and Biomarkers (COMET2)

Official Title
Clinical trial to assess the removal of filter ventilation on smoking behavior and biomarkers (COMET2)
Purpose

Smokers are wanted for an Ohio State University study that provides cigarettes with different filters and that may provide access to other tobacco or nicotine products.

Could this study be right for you?

- You must be a smoker
- At least 21 years of age

Age Range
21 and up

A study on the role of spirituality and faith during cancer treatment

Official Title
Patient perceptions about the role of spirituality and faith during cancer treatment
Purpose

The purpose of the current study is to characterize the perspectives of cancer patients who have undergone a cancer-directed surgery on the role of spirituality and/or religion during their cancer journey in order to better define the desired access to related resources during cancer care. Results from this study will inform future research aimed at addressing patient-centered spirituality/faith needs of cancer patients.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Elizabeth Palmer <a href="mailto:elizabeth.palmer@osumc.edu&quot; target="_blank">elizabeth.palmer@osumc.edu</a>

Could this study be right for you?

If you’ve had or will have surgery to treat a cancer diagnosis, you can help researchers at Ohio State examine how patient spirituality and/or religion influences the cancer journey by taking an online survey.

Participants should be:
• Over 18 years old.
• Diagnosed with cancer (all types).
• At least four months past the initial cancer diagnosis.
• Underwent or will receive a surgical procedure related to their cancer
• Able read and write in the English language.

Age Range
18 and up

The impact of E-Cigarette use on the lungs

Official Title
The Effects of a Standardized Research E-Cigarette on the Human Lung
Purpose

This study will look at the effects of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use on the lung (particularly lung inflammation). The study will be of 160 smokers. Some participants will be given a standardized research e-cig (SREC) or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The information from this study will help researchers learn if there is any short-term harm to the lung when using e-cigs.

*Samples for the study will taken by two bronchoscopy procedures.

Could this study be right for you?

You may be eligible if you:
- Are 21- 40 years old
- Are a smoker

Age Range
21 and up

Ohio Firefighter Study--Examining the Risk of Occupational Exposure to Smoke

Official Title
Occupational Exposure of Structural Firefighters and Cancer Risk
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to better understand the association between occupational exposure to smoke and risk of cancer. The study is designed to study the exposure of structural firefighters in the State of Ohio to property fire smoke, and determine the link between such exposure and cancer risk. The biological burden (amount in the body - in blood) of environmental contaminants that are long-lived in the body and are emitted in property fire smoke will be used to estimate exposure to be used in the determination of its link with cancer risk: the amounts of this contaminants in the blood will be compared between firefighters in the state that have been diagnosed with cancer and those that have not.

Acute exposure at property fires will also be investigated by measuring environmental contaminants that are emitted in property fire smoke in urine and assessing work and behavioral factors that might contribute to increased exposure. The results of the study are intended to inform the development of effective exposure reduction strategies for structural firefighters.

Could this study be right for you?

You may be eligible for this study if:
- You have been diagnosed with cancer within the previous five (5) years, AND
- You are employed as a structural firefighter in the state of Ohio at the time of diagnosis

Age Range
18 and up

Ankle Function Study for Healthy Volunteers OR Those with Ankle Instability or Nerve Damage

Official Title
Assessing Reliability and Validity of an iPod App for Measuring Ankle Proprioception
Purpose

We will assess ankle function by measuring how well you detect ankle movement using an iPod app. This information will help us to determine the validity of using an iPod app as a clinical tool for measuring ankle function and perception of rotation

The results of this study may inform us if the iPod app is an appropriate tool to use in the clinical setting as a more cost-effective, faster, and accessible tool when compared to the larger, more expensive Biodex machine.

Could this study be right for you?

Three groups (ages 18-80) are eligible for this study:

--Group 1--Those who are 60-80 years old, without history of ankle instability or nerve damage to lower extremities.

--Group 2--Those who are 18-60 years old and have a history of chronic ankle instability, recurrent ankle sprains. Have had at least 3 ankle sprains in the previous two (2) years, but none within 2 months of joining the study

--Group 3--Those who are 18-60 years old and have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy that has been induced by chemotherapy. Further screening will be done by the study team.

Age Range
18 and up