Adjusting to Life After COVID-19

Official Title
Adjusting to Life After COVID-19
Purpose

This study looks at what is helping people adjust to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic so that we may understand what could help people adapt to crises in the future. This information could benefit with the understanding and improvement of treatments for conditions such as depression and anxiety.

The study will examine the experience of psychological symptoms, adaptability, and coping over time.

Could this study be right for you?

You may eligible for this study if you are:
• 18 years of age or older
• Currently unemployed or laid off
• Be considered high risk if infected with COVID-19 (e.g., being 65 or older or having an underlying health condition).
• Have NOT had a positive COVID-19 test result
• Do NOT have an immunity to COVID-19

Age Range
18 and up

A Study to Evaluate Baricitinib in Adults with Severe or Very Severe Alopecia Areata

Official Title
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Operationally Seamless, Adaptive Phase 2/3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Baricitinib in Adult Patients with Severe or Very Severe Alopecia Areata (JAHO)
Purpose

The main reason for you to take part in this study is not to treat you for your condition but to help in answering the following research questions:
• Whether baricitinib is better than placebo in the treatment of patients with severe alopecia areata (AA)
• The safety of baricitinib and any side effects you may have when you take it.

Could this study be right for you?

- Are at least 18 years and ≤60 years for males (≤70 years of age for females) at
the time of informed consent

- Are able to read, understand, and give documented (electronic or paper
signature) informed consent

- Current AA episode of more than 6 months’ duration and hair loss
encompassing ≥50% of the scalp

- No spontaneous improvement over the past 6 months

Age Range
18 and up

An Intervention Study for Subjects with Palmoplantar Pustulosis

Official Title
ANB019-003: A Phase II, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Multiple Dose Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of ANB019 in Subjects with Palmoplantar Pustulosis
Purpose

This study is being done to assess the effects of the experimental study drug (ANB019) in patients with PPP.

Could this study be right for you?

- Must have a clinical diagnosis of PPP for at least 6 months prior to screening
- Must have active pustules on palms and/or soles of feet
- BMI must be within the range of 18-36 kg/m2
- Subjects must be in otherwise good health
- Must not have any suspected autoimmune disorder or immune deficiency
- No major surgeries in the past 4 weeks
- No history of malignancy in the past 5 years
- No history of drug, alcohol, or other substance abuse

Age Range
18 and up

Economic Insecurity of Adult Caregivers

Official Title
Economic Insecurity of Adult Caregivers
Purpose

This study examines the financial hardship experienced by adult children who provide care to parents with Alzheimer's and dementia. The research questions for this study explore how adult children navigate the economic and financial hardship associated with being a caregiver: financial sacrifices or economic hardships they may face due to caregiving responsibilities and how they think this will affect them in the future.

Could this study be right for you?

Eligible participants include adult children in Central Ohio (from urban and rural areas) who are caregivers to a parent or parent-in-law with Alzheimer's or dementia.

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 for Night Shift Workers

Official Title
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Therapy for Sleepiness Related to Shift Work Disorder (tDCS-SWORD)
Purpose

This research study aims to determine the effects of a noninvasive form of brain stimulation on alertness for night shift workers.

Could this study be right for you?

• You are age 18 to 65
• You are currently working the night shift at least 3x/week
• You are suffering from sleepiness at work
• You do not have significant heart and lung problems
• You work within the Columbus, OH area

Age Range
18 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.

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

A Study about Tools to Assess Mental Health for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Caregivers

Official Title
Development and Validation of a Diagnostic Interview to Assess Psychopathology in Youths with Intellectual Disabilities
Purpose

This study will help researchers to learn more about mental health for youth with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of our study is to develop a diagnostic interview to assess mental health issues in youths with Intellectual Disabilities. The instrument would address a significant need and allow for more accurate estimation of mental disorders in the Intellectual Disabilities population.

We are recruiting youths with Intellectual Disabilities aged 14-21, and their caregivers as well. Each participant would take part in one individual session of approximately 60-90 minutes (with breaks) at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center. Youths will be asked to respond to a set of interview questions about mental health, including providing feedback on a set of illustrations related to the interview questions about emotions, feelings, and behaviors. Parents or caregivers will be asked to provide feedback on the interview questions asked of youth.

Could this study be right for you?

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you are:
--14 to 21 years old AND have been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability

Youths will be asked to respond to a set of interview questions about mental health, including providing feedback on a set of illustrations related to the interview questions about emotions, feelings, and behaviors. Parents or caregivers will be asked to provide feedback on the interview questions asked of youth.

Age Range
14 and up

Decision Making Among Couples Concerning "Permanent/Irreversible" Birth Control

Official Title
Couple Dynamics Surrounding Contraceptive Sterilization
Purpose

This study aims to understand people’s experiences with contraceptive sterilization (such as tubal ligations or vasectomies).
The purpose of this study is to better understand how adults decide to use sterilization as
their main form of birth control. By examining sterilization decisions, this study will
provide a better understanding of how individuals describe and explain their decision
making process.

In this study we are interested in learning how people discuss these decisions with their partner, as
well as everyday interactions with their partner, other forms of birth control, and attitudes
about gender more generally.

Could this study be right for you?

-Ages 21-55
-Have used tubal ligation or vasectomy as primary contraception, WITHIN the last five (5) years

Participants will be asked to answer a series of questions regarding their experience with
sterilization. Interviews will be digitally recorded by audiotape and will remain
confidential. The duration of the interview will last approximately one hour to one hour
and thirty minutes.

Age Range
21 and up