Volunteer for Research Studies
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Research Study on Walking Older Adults.
Researchers in the physical therapy program at Wayne State University are conducting a research study comparing confidence in walking and tests of walking performance in older adults. Eligibility for this study: 65 years or older, able to walk at least 30 feet, stand for at least 10 minutes at a time, and have no medical conditions that would prevent participation in the study. The study will require one visit to the Physical Therapy Mobility Research Laboratory at Wayne State University, 259 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI, and will last about 2 hours. Participants will be compensated for their time and inconvenience. Please contact Dr. Allon Goldberg at 313.577.8608 if you are interested. The principal investigator is Dr. Susan Ann Talley.
Effect of Group Pilates and Yoga Exercise Classes in Adults
Researchers in the Physical Therapy and Pharmacy departments are seeking participants for the study: Effect of Group Pilates and Yoga Exercise Classes on Function, Range of Motion, Endurance, Postural Position, Medication Use and Balance in Adults over the age of 50 with chronic moderate to severe cervical pain. Please contact Kim Dunleavy at email email@example.com or call 313 577-5630 if you are interested in participating. For more information on the study, click Pilates and Yoga Exercise.
Grasp Force Matching Research Study-Volunteers Needed!
The Movement Analysis and Performance Sciences (MAPS) Laboratory, located in the Physical Therapy Department at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is seeking healthy, right-handed women age 50-80 years to participate in a study investigating the ability to produce and modulate hand-grasp forces. Compensation is available. The study is being conducted by Diane Adamo, PhD. All interested individuals are invited to call (313) 577-3495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Principle investigator background information
Caregivers of Family Members with Dementia and Persons with Early Stage Dementia Needed
Volunteers are needed to establish a reliable and valid tool for evaluation and to enhance the quality of life (QOL) of family caregivers of persons with dementia. Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, assistant professor in Occupational Therapy, has been involved with research involving caregivers of persons with dementia for the past seven years at Wayne State University in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Great Michigan Chapter. For additional information on the studies click Caregiver of a Family Member with Dementia or Balance and Mobility of Persons with Early Stage Dementia. Please contact Dr. Dizazzo-Miller through email email@example.com or phone: (313) 993-3970 if you have questions and/or are interested in participating in the research.