About Caregiver Health
Caregivers play a vital support role for people with chronic health conditions, mental and physical disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and many other health problems. Studies for caregivers may recruit professional caregivers or unpaid caregivers such as family members or friends who provide assistance. Research involving caregivers may focus on reducing stress associated with caregiving, testing tools for caregivers, or gathering feedback from caregivers about new devices or online programs designed to make caregiving easier.
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.
Learning from paid caregivers about caring for people with obesity
Have you provided paid help at home to someone with obesity? You may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how obesity affects the provision of home- and community-based services. Compensation is provided.
Learning from caregivers for people with obesity
Have you provided unpaid help at home to someone with obesity? You may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how obesity affects the provision of home- and community-based services. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
Caregiver Stress and Sleep Study (CARES)
Are you 60+ and currently providing unpaid care to a loved one with a dementia diagnosis? You may be able to participate in a research study to better understand how stress, sleep, and activity might impact caregivers’ mood and brain health. To examine these patterns, participants may be assigned to receive one of two evidence-based programs that are designed to support caregivers.
Caregiver Assisted Transfer Technique Instrument (CATT) Evaluation Study – Caregiver
Do you routinely provide transfer assistance to an adult with a physical disability? You and your care recipient may be able to participate in a study to evaluate CATT by using it to find out how individuals with physical disabilities and their caregivers perform assisted transfers. Eligible participants have served as a caregiver for at least 3 months. Compensation is provided.