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Studies Seeking Volunteers

Several of our research studies are currently seeking volunteers. If you would like to participate in, or learn more about one of the projects listed below, please contact the person listed for that project.

    Cerebral Palsy Studies

    no studies currently seeking volunteers

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Studies

    no studies currently seeking volunteers

    Parkinson's Disease Studies

    no studies currently seeking volunteers

    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Studies

    no studies currently seeking volunteers

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Studies

    TBI Care Study

    START-Play Study

    START-Play Study

    Pain Management Studies

    no studies currently seeking volunteers


Cerebral Palsy Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Multiple Sclerosis Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Parkinson's Disease Studies

  • no current studies seeking volunteers
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    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Studies

  • TBI Care: The Effectiveness of Collaborative Care versus Usual Care for Pain after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The TBI Care study is comparing the effectiveness of Collaborative Care to Usual Care for decreasing pain interference in adults with TBI and chronic pain, including headache. We will also examine the impact of Collaborative Care versus Usual Care for symptoms that commonly co-occur with pain including depression, anxiety, and sleep. We are also interested in whether treatment changes satisfaction with care, community participation and how medical care is used. Collaborative Care is a well-established model for healthcare delivery, but has not been adequately tested for pain management in persons with TBI.

    • You may be eligible for this study if…
      • You are at least 18 years of age
      • You have been diagnosed with a mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
      • You are being seen by a TBI physician at either the HMC or UWMC Rehab Clinic within the last 12 months
      • You are experiencing moderate or greater pain over at least 6 months of time
      • You have access to a Phone
      • You are willing to accept additional help with your pain

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    START-Play Study

  • Efficacy of the START-Play Program for Infants with Neuromotor Delays
  • The START-Play Study is a large, multi-site collaboration involving researchers, therapists, families, and infants with neuromotor delays, aged 7-16 months corrected age, from across the US. With funding provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (# R324A150103) we are currently recruiting for this study.

    • In the START-Play study, we are going to:
      • evaluate the efficacy of an intervention that targets sitting, reaching, and motor-based problem solving to improve development and readiness to learn in infants with motor delays.
      • investigate the impact of the intervention on changes over time in sitting and reaching, subsequent changes in cognitive development, and the influence of motor skill changes on problem solving.
    • We are looking for infants who:
      • are 7 to 16 months corrected age.
      • have gross motor delays.
      • are able to sit propped up for at least 3 seconds.
      • are randomly assigned to intervention or control group.
    • All infants will continue their usual early intervention services.

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    Healthy Aging with a Long-term Physical Disability

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Pain Management Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Featured Research Articles

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    View the latest research articles on Traumatic Brain Injury written by faculty from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Volunteer to Participate in our Research Studies

    The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in research studies on Multiple Sclerosis & Pain Management, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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