AFPI Reliability and Validity
The purpose of this study is to establish the reliability and validity of the ASSIST Functional Performance Index (AFPI), developed to assess the independent living skills of persons with physical disabilities to identify activity challenges that may be addressed using mainstream smart home technology (MSHT) as Assistive Technology (AT) and measure changes in activity performance with AT use.
Above the Knee Amputee Research Study
Are you 18-80 years old? Do you have an above the knee amputation and are walking in a conventional socket prosthesis? You may be able to participate in a study to find out how socket design changes affect comfort and mobility for amputees. Participation involves undergoing a CT scan, high-speed X-ray imaging, and ultrasound. Compensation is provided.
STEP-HI: Hip Fracture Recovery Research Study
Are you a woman age 65 or older who had surgery to repair a hip fracture within the past five months? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to help find out if an exercise program, with or without hormone replacement therapy, improves physical functioning after a hip fracture. Transportation is provided.
In-wheel Suspension Study for Manual Wheelchair Users
Do you have a spinal cord injury which occurred at least one year ago and use a manual wheelchair full time (30+ hours per week)? You may be able to participate in a study to examine how in-wheel suspension in manual wheelchairs changes vibrational exposure and how this impacts pain and fatigue. This study involves 2 in-person visits and 12-weeks of in-wheel suspension use. Compensation provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Are you affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis in consequence of spinal cord injury years after injury.
Did you have a stroke within the past 6 months and are still experiencing one-sided arm weakness from the stroke? Are 18-80 years old? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out if non-invasive brain stimulation combined with rehabilitation therapy improves arm weakness. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Improving Measurement and Treatment of Post-Stroke Neglect – Study 2
Have you had a stroke? Do you have trouble paying attention to both sides of your body because of the stroke and have weakness in your arm or hand? You may be able to participate in a study (3-4 visits with MRI scan) to examine how using non-invasive brain stimulation affects brain activity, arm movement, and the ability to pay attention to each side of your body. Compensation is provided.
Chronic Low Back Pain with Mood Symptoms Study
Have you had chronic low back pain for at least six months and also have depression or anxiety symptoms? Are you aged 18-75? You may be able to participate in a research study to compare antidepressant medication and physical therapy for people with chronic low back who also have anxiety and depression symptoms. Compensation is provided.
Are you currently experiencing low back pain? Did this episode of back pain start in the last three months? You may be eligible to participate in a research study comparing different therapies to treat low back pain and prevent it from reoccurring in the future. Participants will be compensated.
Opportunities to Improve Recovery after Injury
Have you been involved in a physical injury that resulted in seeking Emergency Department treatment within the past 30-days? You may be able to participate in a research study to help us learn how to improve the recovery process. Participation involves downloading and using a mobile phone for 1-week, then sharing your feedback and recovery experiences in a 60-minute online interview.
Muscle Loss Research Study
Have you suffered from muscle and tendon tissue loss to your arm and/or leg due to a traumatic injury in the past 18 months? You may be able to participate in a study to examine the ability of a surgical graft to restore your muscle cells in the area of your injury. Eligible participants are 18-70 years old and are at least 3 months from initial injury. Reimbursement is provided.