• 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
  • 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
  • Physical Therapy Study for Young Children (6 months to 24 months) with Motor Delays

    Official Title

    Daily and Weekly Rehabilitation Delivery for Young Children with Cerebral Palsy ("DRIVE")

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    - 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

    Official Title

    Media Use and Youth--For Those 12-17 Years of Age

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    - Ages 12-17 accompanied by one parent or guardian

    Age Range

    12 and up
  • Medication Study for the Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

    Official Title

    A PILOT, PHASE 2, RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOUBLE-BLIND, STUDY TO EVALUATE EFFICACY, SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, PHARMACOKINETICS, PHARMACODYNAMICS AND PHARMACOGENETICS OF CC-220 IN SUBJECTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

    Purpose

    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).

    Could this study be right for you?

    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

    Age Range

    18 and up
  • Study on Web-Based Health Information (Seeking Smokers age 18+)

    Official Title

    Navigating Information about Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    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

    Age Range

    18 and up
  • Oral Bacteria Transmission from Mother to Child (Seeking Mothers with Adopted Children)

    Official Title

    Contribution of Genetics to Oral Bacterial Transmission from Mothers to Babies: a Study of Biologic and Adoptive Mother-Child Dyads

    Purpose

    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.

    Could this study be right for you?

    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

    Age Range

    1 and up