A Study for Night Shift Workers
This research study aims to determine the effects of a noninvasive form of brain stimulation on alertness for night shift workers.
• 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
A Study on the Role of Spirituality and Faith during Cancer Treatment
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’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.
A Study about Tools to Assess Mental Health for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Caregivers
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.
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.
Decision Making Among Couples Concerning "Permanent/Irreversible" Birth Control
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
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.
-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.
Physical Therapy Study for Young Children (6 months to 24 months) with Motor Delays
The purpose of this study is to find out how to best distribute physical therapy sessions for your children with significant motor delays.
Participants will receive 40 hours of physical therapy. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the three treatment groups: intensive, moderate or weekly.
- Children ages 6 months to 24 months of age
- Has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy or an acquired brain injury prior to age of 24 months.
- Has persistent delays in motor skills
- Ability to participate in outpatient physical therapy and attend visits consistently
The intensive group will receive physical therapy 2 hours per day, 5 days per week for 4 weeks followed by a 16 week break from outpatient physical therapy. The intermediate group will receive physical therapy 2 hours per day, 3 days per week for 6.6 weeks followed by a 13 week break from outpatient physical therapy. The weekly group will receive physical therapy for 2 hours per day, 1 day per week for 20 weeks
Media Use and Youth--For Those 12-17 Years of Age
Researchers want to learn how teens use technology like TV, the internet, video games, and music. The study examines children’s use of media on a daily basis over two weeks.
Your child and one parent will meet with researchers two times on campus. Your child will answer some questions during those meetings. The first meeting will be for about 2 hours and the second meeting will be for about 30 minutes. Over a two week period between those meetings, the child will report daily on activities using a tablet supplied by the study.
- Ages 12-17 accompanied by one parent or guardian
Medication Study for the Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
The purpose of this study is to test the effects of a new drug called CC-22. Researchers want to find out if it does or does not improve the symptoms of those diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
You may be eligible for this study if:
You have been diagnosed with SLE
You have had SLE longer than (or equal to) six (6) months
You have three (3) or more tender joints at the baseline visit
You have skin manifestations of Lupus
Study on Web-Based Health Information (Seeking Smokers age 18+)
The purpose of this study is to figure out the best way to convey web-based health information. This study will help researchers design a website that will better convey health information to consumers.
You may be eligible for this study if you:
- are 18 years old or older
- are a daily smoker
- have a history of smoking at least 100 cigarettes over a lifetime
- are willing to travel to study site in Franklin County, Ohio
Oral Bacteria Transmission from Mother to Child (Seeking Mothers with Adopted Children)
The purpose of this study is to determine how young children get normal mouth bacteria and how it might be passed from mother to child. Researchers want to compare the adoptive mother-child pairs with biologic mother-child pairs to see how closely the bacteria of each set of mothers match those of their children.
You are eligible for this study if:
- You are a mother with a child who was adopted at birth and is now between the ages of 3 months and 6 years