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 Blood Pressure Management in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism
The purpose of this study is to see how the study drug CIN-107 works in managing blood pressure in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA), a hormone disorder which causes your body to produce too much of the hormone aldosterone.
The duration of this study is 74 weeks.
- Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA)
- Taking an MRA to control BP, such as Spironolactone or Eplerenone, or not yet taking an MRA
A Study to Learn More about Cellphone Use in Young Drivers
The purpose of this study is to find out if a cell phone app affects driving behavior among young drivers. This information may help us develop public health and traffic safety strategies for young drivers.
** The phone number listed under contact information is a landline only and does NOT accept texts **
- 18-24 years old at the time of recruitment
- Must have full Ohio driver's license
- Must have ownership and exclusive access to a car
- Must have car insurance with at least state-minimum coverage
- Must live in the Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area
- Must drive at least 3-4 days a week on average
- Must have functioning iPhone or Android smartphone with an active phone service account (Ex: Verizon, AT&T, etc.)
- Must not have a physical car insurance monitoring device or app installed
- Must speak and read English
Ohio Teen Driver Study
The purpose of this study is to see if the bonus safety messages and the amount of app use predicts safe driving attitudes and behaviors at licensure. We are recruiting Ohio teens with learner's permits to use a free driver training app called DRVN.
- Must have learner's permit to drive in Ohio
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
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Wearable Wrist Band in Reducing Symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting (WINNER Study)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if this wearable device can help manage nausea in those who suffer from this problem chronically.
If you choose to participate, then you will be given the study device to wear on your wrist for 12 weeks. In the weeks before and during this time, you will complete a series of daily and weekly questionnaires about your nausea symptoms, mood, sleep, and bowel habits.
- Nausea going on for more than 2 months
- 18 years or older
- Able to understand English
- Seen at OSU for their care
- Able to complete surveys online using either smart phone or computer
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 to Investigate Where Franklin County Residents Overdose and What Supports They Need
The purpose of this study is to identify places where Franklin County residents have had an opioid-related overdose (e.g. home, workplace, coffee shop, grocery story). We also want to identify what resources people want to see in these places (e.g. NaloxBoxes, vending machines, a motion monitoring device) to help people stay safe.
- Male and females aged 18 years or older
- Resident of Franklin County
- Experienced at least one overdose in Franklin County, OH between January 2021 and December 2022
- You suspected your overdose was opioid-related or someone gave you Narcan
- Willing to discuss your overdose experience in a one-on-one interview
- Have access to a private room and an Internet connection, or able to travel to a local public library for the interview
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
A Study to Examine if a Foot Stool can Make it Easier for People with Constipation to have a Bowel Movement (FASED Study)
The purpose of this research study is to see if using a footstool can make it easier to have bowel movements in patients who suffer from chronic constipation. The participants will be given a free footstool to use. They will be asked to keep a record of their bowel symptoms and answer some surveys about their symptoms on a phone or computer.
You will be in the study for approximately 12 weeks. This includes 2 weeks before you start using the footstool, followed by 8 weeks where you will be using the footstool and up to 2 weeks to complete your initial and final surveys.
At least 18 years old
Able to understand English
Symptoms such as feeling incompletely empty after a bowel movement, needing to strain a lot when having a bowel movement or needing to use maneuvers such as rocking one's body back and forth or using their finger to remove stool.