University of Washington

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

http://rehab.washington.edu/research/volunteers.asp


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

  • Neurogame Therapy for Improvement of Gait and Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • We want to study a special way of having children with cerebral palsy practice leg muscle contractions using a video game. We will measure how your child moves and controls his/her legs while walking, standing, and lying down. Participation in the study requires that you travel to the University of Washington (UW) 5 times and up to 10 times if you participate in the study. You will receive a stipend for time and travel expenses for each test session and parking reimbursement for each visit to the UW for this study.

    You may qualify for this study if your child:

    For more information please contact Torey Gilbertson, PT at gilbet@uw.edu* or call 425.444.7151.

    *We cannot ensure confidentiality of email communication.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Studies

  • no studies currently seeking volunteers
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    Parkinson's Disease Studies

  • Tandem Biking Class for Parkinson’s
  • The University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is seeking volunteers with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to participate in a research study on the effects of stationary tandem biking. Working with a healthy riding partner, participants will gradually increase their riding intensity and duration on a tandem bicycle during a 10-week class. Guidance will be provided in the areas of bike fitting, goal setting, and training tips for health and fitness. A physical therapist and exercise assistant will lead the class. Classes will be held at the Magnuson Park, Brig Building.

    Three testing sessions will be held at UW Northwest Hospital. Each session will last 2.5 hours. We will test your memory, problem solving, and motor function for walking, speech and movement. We will also ask you to ride a stationary bike for 12-14 minutes at moderate intensity.

    You may qualify for this study if:

    Participation in this study is voluntary. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to pay $60.00 for the Tandem Biking Class. You will receive $20.00 for each testing session (a total of $60.00 for the entire study).

    For more information contact Ellen McGough, PT, PhD at 206.543.2681 or emcg@uw.edu. *

    *We cannot ensure confidentiality of email communication.

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    Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Studies

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

  • Treatment With Sumatriptan for TBI Headache (TWIST)
  • The TWIST study is looking at whether sumatriptan is effective as treatment for headache after traumatic brain injury.  This study also involves using a headache diary to track headaches.

    Participation in the study will last for 90 days, and will involve:

  • Participants must…

    For more information please contact:
    Leslie Kempthorne
    206.543.0219
    ette@uw.edu*
    *We cannot ensure confidentiality of email communication.

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    On Track Study

  • On Track Study
  • The On Track Study is a large, multi-site collaboration involving researchers, therapists, families, and children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) or gross motor delays and problems with muscle tone, balance, etc. such that the child could be classified as having CP, aged 18 months through 11 years, from across Canada and the US. With funding provided by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) we are currently recruiting for this study.

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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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