At the University of Delaware, the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute is currently recruiting for multiple research studies. Recruitment criteria and application instructions follow below.
Achilles Tendon Study
We are conducting a study evaluating if there is a difference between how men and women with Achilles tendinopathy (painful Achilles tendon) respond to treatment.
If you have pain in your Achilles tendon that gets worse with walking, running and jumping you might be eligible to participate in our research study.
• The study will include evaluation of your Achilles tendon and standard physical therapy intervention.
• You will be compensated for participating and the treatment is at no cost to you or your insurance.
• To qualify you must:
▸ Be between the ages of 18-65 years
▸ Have Achilles tendon pain
Detailed information can be found on our Achilles Tendon Study brochure. If you are interested in participating please contact our Research Coordinator at 302-831-4615, by email at r follow this link to submit your interest online http://j.mp/2JYiw7P
qMRI Study: We are looking for individuals between the ages of 16-45 who have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery within the last 3 months. The study involves a walking and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) to monitor knee cartilage health over time. A phone conversation is required to determine study eligibility. If you are interested, please contact Jenn Marmon at (302) 831-6202 or email@example.com. Detailed information can be found on our ACL Reconstructive Surgery flyer.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) Study
We are recruiting children WITH or WITHOUT cerebral palsy who can walk unassisted and are 5 – 12 years of age for a research study. We want to see how cerebral palsy affects balance & mobility. Compensation provided. For more information, please contact CPstudies@udel.edu or (302) 831-4615. Detailed information can be found on our Cerebral Palsy brochure.
Healthy Individuals Study
We are looking for healthy individuals 18 years or older who are interested in participating in research studies. We need individuals who are without pain or health conditions. Studies may include questionnaires, screening, strength testing, walking analysis or functional testing. You may be compensated, depending on the study. If interested, please contact Jenn Marmon at (302) 831-4615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Loss and Aging Studies
We are looking for older adults between the ages of 60-90 years who have noticed a decline in their memory and are interested in participating in clinical trials to improve memory and brain health. If interested, please contact Jenn Marmon at (302) 831-4615 or email@example.com to schedule a brief telephone screening. Qualified individuals will be invited to receive a free in-person memory screening and may be eligible to participate in clinical trials related to the use of aerobic exercise and/or nutritional supplements for improving memory and brain health with aging. Detailed information can be found on our Memory Studies brochure.
Patellar Tendinopathy Study
A randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of activity modification during rehabilitation on recovery from patellar tendinopathy in active individuals. Find out more information here. This study is recruiting. If you are interested in participating Click here.
Stroke (PROWALKS) Study
Stroke (Psychology) Study
We are looking for individuals between the ages of 21-85 that have suffered a single stroke. Individuals may not have had multiple strokes, prior psychiatric disorders, hemorrhagic stroke, no disturbed consciousness and must be more than three months post stroke. If interested, please contact Jane Diehl at (302) 831-4616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroke (Recovery) Studies
We are conducting several studies investigating new techniques to improve function in individuals after suffering a stroke. If you are interested, please contact Jane Diehl at (302) 831-4616 or email@example.com. Detailed information can be found on our Stroke Studies brochure.