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Current Studies Seeking Volunteers

Researchers are seeking UNC students age 18 to 24 who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes to complete a brief survey on self-care strategies.

The goal of this study is to examine how perceived stress and coping skills impact self-management behaviors among undergraduates with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Many undergraduates are away from home and do not have the same routines, social support, or family support. Such psychosocial factors are related to improved adjustment to university life and the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Few studies have explored these factors related to Type 1 Diabetes in undergraduates. Undergraduate students will be recruited in Wyoming and Northern Colorado. Participants will complete an online survey (approximately 15-30 minutes) about their stress, coping skills, and diabetes self-care activities.

  • Jeffrey Rings, jeffrey.rings@unco.edu
  • Department of Counseling
  • July 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015
  • Participant Requirements: Participants must be UNC students, 18 to 24 years old, and self-identify as having a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Time Commitment and Other Information about Research Participation: Upon completion of the survey (15-30 minutes), participants will be directed to a webpage separate from the survey. This webpage will ask participants to provide a preferred email address for the chance to receive a $20 electronic Amazon gift card. Participants will be assured in the consent form and on this webpage that their email address will be used only to provide compensation (i.e., participant email addresses will not be associated with the data they provide and will not be extracted into the secure database for data analysis). Also on this final webpage, participants may indicate if they would like to be considered for future online research studies..

Interested in FREE Exercise training? Researchers are seeking participants (who don't currently exercise) and have NOT had cancer between the ages of 40-75.

We are evaluating the effects of aerobic and cognitive training on Chemotherapy Induced Cognitive Impairment (CRCI), which is often called “chemo brain” or “chemo fog,” and how exercise and/or cognitive training may minimize the effects of treatment on cancer survivors' quality of life. We need a comparative group of individuals who have not had cancer. Participants will receive an initial and post exercise assessment and then will be randomly selected for an exercise or flexibility training regimen. Additionally, we obtain comprehensive cognitive assessments prior to the initial assessment and following the 12-week exercise intervention program.

  • Brent Peterson, brent.peterson@unco.edu
  • School of Sport and Exercise Science
  • June 15th, 2014- Ongoing
  • Participant Requirements: Age: 40-75 Gender: Males or Females Who won't qualify for this study: • Any Psychiatric diagnosis or neurological disease • Any Past or present alcohol or substance abuse • Significant mobility trouble • Non corrected visual or auditory difficulty • Any software based cognitive training in past 6 months • NeuroActive • Posit Science • Brain fitness program • Mindfit • Lumosity • My Brain Trainer • Aerobic Activity • Walking or Running more than 2x a week for past 8 weeks
  • Time Commitment and Other Information about Research Participation: The time commitment is 3 times a week for up to an hour each session. The total study is composed of 36 sessions or 12-weeks in total time.

Are you a nurse in your first year of clinical practice? And have you ever experienced moral challenges in the workplace? Investigators are seeking volunteers to help us understand the moral challenges faced by new nurses, and to test a new professional development approach (philosophical counseling) which may help you address these challenges.

Individuals interested in participating in the study will be given a link to a survey and demographic form. You will be asked to journal about your experiences for three months and you will have the opportunity to receive 5 free philosophical counseling sessions. Interviews may also be conducted following completion of the journals and brief follow-up surveys will be done at one and three years after the initial study is complete.

  • Nancy Matchett, nancy.matchett@unco.edu
  • School of Phiolosophy
  • March 1, 2014 - December 2014
  • Participant Requirements: New nurses who have been working in either a part-time or full-time capacity for at least three months.
  • Time Commitment and Other Information about Research Participation: We estimate roughly 10 hours total over a 6-12 month period. Journaling can take anywhere from 5 minutes-1 hour per week for three months (varies greatly). Follow up interviews will last no longer than 1 hour. Counseling sessions will last 1 hour (up to 5 sessions maximum).

Seeking gay male participants for a study examining physical activity among gay men

  • Melissa Ford or Dr. Danielle Brittain at the University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th Street, Campus Box 132, Greeley, CO 80639, Phone: (970) 351-2859, Email: CHResearch@unco.edu. UNC IRB #: 527359
  • Community Health
  • February 2014 - June 2014
  • Participant Requirements: You can participate if you are a gay man between the ages of 18-64 years.
  • Time Commitment and Other Information about Research Participation: To participate in the study, you can access the 20 minute online survey, by going to the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gaymen. You will be asked questions about physical activity, barriers to participating in physical activity, your age, your level of education, etc. You will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to receive 1 of 12 $10 Starbucks gift cards. You will also be given the opportunity to receive a summary report of the project results.

Researchers seek persons with below knee amputation to participate in a research study!

We are studying functional and rehabilitative outcomes following transtibial osteomyoplastic amputation (Ertl) compared to traditional posterior flap amputations. You will be asked to participate in a single 3 hour testing session that will include assessments of functional performance, muscle performance, and balance.

  • Jeremy Smith, jeremy.smith@unco.edu
  • School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Nov. 1, 2013- Nov. 1, 2014
  • Participant Requirements:
    1. Unilateral, below-knee amputee who had either an osteomyoplastic (Ertl) amputation or posterior flap amputation.
    2. Amputation due to traumatic injury.
    3. Able to walk continuously without assistance (i.e., do not use a cane or walker) for 10 minutes and physically active (e.g., participate in recreational activities like walking, jogging, hiking).
    4. 18 to 65 years of age.
    5. Healthy residual limb (i.e., no pressure sores or ulcers).
    6. Experience walking with current prosthesis (? 6 months).
    7. No neurological, vascular or cardiac problems that limit function.
    8. Body mass index <35 kg/m2
    9. No diagnosed health condition that affects muscle function such as Parkinson's disease, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis.
    10. No cognitive impairments that would make it difficult to consistently comprehend and repeat back directions regarding the details of the study.
    11. Not currently pregnant.
  • Time Commitment: You will be asked to participate in on three hour testing session.

Researchers are seeking healthy adults 18-65 to participate in a biomechanics research study!

We are studying functional and physical performance of healthy adults to help establish a normative database. You will be asked to participate in a single 3 hour testing session that will include assessments of functional performance, muscle performance, and balance.

  • Jeremy Smith, jeremy.smith@unco.edu
  • School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Nov. 1, 2013- Nov. 1, 2014
  • Participant Requirements:
    1. Able to walk continuously without assistance (i.e., do not use a cane or walker) for 10 minutes and physically active (e.g., participate in recreational activities like walking, jogging, hiking).
    2. No history of musculoksletal injury which affects your walking.
    3. 18 to 65 years of age.
    4. No neurological, vascular or cardiac problems that limit function.
    5. Body mass index <35 kg/m2
    6. No diagnosed health condition that affects muscle function such as Parkinson's disease, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis.
    7. No cognitive impairments that would make it difficult to consistently comprehend and repeat back directions regarding the details of the study.
    8. Not currently pregnant.
  • Time Commitment: You will be asked to participate in one 3 hour testing session.

10 - to 17- Year-Old Volunteers Needed for a Study on Math Ability and Social Judgment

  • Wejdan Felmban, wejdan.felmban@unco.edu
  • School of Psychological Sciences
  • Oct. 11, 2013- Oct. 1, 2014
  • Participant Requirements: Your son or daughter's age is in the 10-17 years range. • Parental or guardian consent. • Able to meet the researcher twice (about 20-30 minutes) per meeting.
  • Time Commitment and Other Information about Research Participation: Time for participation in both sessions will take about 50-60 minutes. Participants may receive a $5 gift card from an ice cream store at the end of the 2nd session. Also, if your son or daughter can bring three of their friends to volunteer with them for the study, they will get a free pen.