Ohio Mood Disorder Registry and Repository

Official Title
Ohio Mood Disorder Registry and Repository
Purpose

Mood disorders like Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder can be chronic, recurrent illnesses. Our treatments to date can help many people but are often trial and error, and continuity and access to care form major barriers. Our purpose is to create a research registry and repository of individuals with mood disorders who are willing to provide clinical data yearly, and who are willing to be contacted to participate in current and future studies of mood disorders.

Could this study be right for you?

Inclusion Criteria

  • 8-70 years of age.
  • Fluency or advanced conversational English abilities, by self-report.
  • Eligible individuals will have a history of two or more mood disorder episodes (depression events of at least 2 weeks meeting 5 of the criteria for major depressive disorder).

Exclusion Criteria

  • Head injury with loss of consciousness of five minutes or greater.
  • Hospitalization for drug-related concerns.
  • Evidence of intellectual disability.
  • Diagnosis of a developmental condition like autism spectrum disorder.
  • Evidence of psychosis outside of a mood episode (e.g., schizophrenia).
  • Hospitalization or infusion for eating condition.
Age Range
8 - 70 years

Interview Study for Caregivers of Older Adults with Memory Problems

Official Title
CareNet: An Interactive Digital Tool to Assess Informal Caregiving Networks of Older Adults with Dementia
Purpose

We are interested in understanding the dynamics of caregiving when multiple caregivers are involved in caring for an older adult with memory problems. We would like to interview the primary caregiver in a brief one-time interview about their thoughts and experiences in providing care for an older adult with memory problems. 

Could this study be right for you?

Participants must be:

  • An unpaid caregiver of an older adult with memory loss problems
    • The older adult must be 65 years or older
    • The older adult must not live in a residential care/assisted living facility
  • Able to identify at least one other unpaid caregiver for the older adult with memory loss problems
  • Able to communicate in English
Age Range
18 years and up

Share your Experience: Exploring Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Food Struggles

Official Title
In Their Own Words: A Qualitative Exploration of Food Insecurity in the Lives of Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to better understand the daily food- and nutrition-related experiences of people with GI symptoms through a virtual interview. 

There has been very little research on how food challenges affect those with GI symptoms and conditions.

We think you may have valuable insights, Your Voice Matters! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could this study be right for you?
  • 18 + years old 
  • Have experienced any level of food-related concerns within the past 12+ months 
  • Living with GI symptoms and/or diagnosed GI condition 
Age Range
18 years and up

Neurodevelopmental Effects of Youth Tackle Football

Official Title
Understanding the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Youth Tackle Football Participation
Purpose

In this study we are aiming to identify risk factors for higher exposure to football-related neurotrauma in youth tackle football players and to determine the effects of football-related neurotrauma exposure on neurodevelopment in children with no previous tackle football participation.

For this specific posting, we are looking for boys ages 8-12 who are non-athletes or athletes who play non-contact sports to serve as control subjects for our fMRI study. 

Could this study be right for you?

We are looking for boys ages 8-12 who are either non-athletes or do not participate in any contact sports

  • Boys must have no metal implanted in the body
  • Have no prior history of head trauma
  • Have no serious health or mental health diagnoses
  • Must not have a fear of enclosed spaces
Age Range
8 - 12 years

Exploring the Development of the Infant and Fetal Brain

Official Title
Exploring the Connectivity and Functional Organization of the Infant Brain
Purpose

The purpose of the study is to investigate how the brain that we are each born with leads to our own unique behavior later in life, and the similarities and differences between maternal and child brains. We are studying infants prenatally and postnatally, following up with them as they grow and develop, and studying their mothers to understand how similar/different they are to their child.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Infants under 3 years of age, and pregnant persons who are at least 20 weeks pregnant
  • All participants must have no metal implanted in the body
  • Have no significant health conditions or history of serious mental illness
  • Not suffer froma (fear of enclosed spaces)
  • Pregnancies must be without complication.
Age Range
Up to 40 years

Contact Lens Study in Adults with Presbyopia

Official Title
Evaluation of Wear Experience with Dailies TOTAL1 Multifocal® Contact lenses in Presbyopic Adults That Have Dropped out of Contact Lens Wear
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to learn about the wear experience of adults who dropped out of contact lens wear once they became presbyopic. 

Could this study be right for you?
  • Adults who have dropped out of contact lens wear 
  • Ability to attend 3 visits over the course of 5 weeks
  • Satisfy all other study eligibility and exclusion criteria
Age Range
38 years and up

A Study for Active Military Service Members (or recently served); Examining Uncertainty, Health, and Home Safety Practices

Official Title
Uncertainty and Firearms: Obtaining Secure Storage (UFOS)
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine whether fear of uncertainty plays a role in home safety practices among firearm owners who are currently or have recently served in the U.S. military.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Currently serving in any Branch or Component of the U.S. military, or were discharged from the U.S. military within the past 90 days
  • 18 years or older
  • Own at least one firearm located in your home or vehicle
  • Are able to speak and understand the English language
  • Have an Apple or Android smartphone 
Age Range
18 - 99 years

Research Study on Aging and Health after Cancer

Official Title
E-PROOF: E-intervention for Protein Intake and Resistance Training to Optimize Function
Purpose

Our team is looking to improve the health of older cancer survivors after they have completed cancer treatment. Specifically, this 12-week study looks to improve older cancer survivors' physical function and related health outcomes (muscle strength, dietary quality, health-related quality of life, self-efficacy, weight management). 

Could this study be right for you?

-History of stage I-III breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer

-Completion of curative treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery)

-Have an email address

 

Age Range
65 years and up

A study assessing the impact of a treatment on anxiety and stress in individuals with memory concerns.

Official Title
Treatment of Stress and Anxiety in mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/Mild Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their care partners: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of a treatment on anxiety and stress in individuals with memory concerns and those already with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Mild Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. 

Could this study be right for you?

The primary participant must:
· Be at least 60 years of age
· Have a “care-partner” that is willing to participate in the full program (such as a spouse, child or a good friend)
· NOT have a terminal illness or severe motor impairment
· Be able to use a computer and smartphone and read English at the 6th grade level

The care partner must:
· Be at least 18 years of age
· Be able to use a computer and smartphone and read English at the 6th grade level

Age Range
60 - 99 years

A Study about Cancer Survivors’ Preference for Alternative Nicotine-Tobacco Products

Official Title
Collecting information to understand cancer survivors’ preference for alternative nicotine-tobacco products
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to understand how cancer survivors view the risks and benefits of nicotine and tobacco products.

The duration of the study will last two hours. 

 

 

 

Could this study be right for you?
  • At least 21 years old
  • Cancer survivor
  • Currently smoking combustible tobacco
  • Access to an email address and a phone, tablet, or computer with internet access
  • Currently using electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah, etc.) OR interested in trying them in the future
Age Range
21 years and up