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Volunteers sought for two research studies

Two research studies at UNCG need volunteers:

 

1)

Research participants needed for a study examining gait patterns before, at and after an expected trip while walking.

Principal investigator: Brian L. Cone, MA CSCS (UNCG)

Faculty Advisor: Christopher K. Rhea, PhD (UNCG)

WHO CAN BE IN THIS STUDY?

  • FEMALES and MALES:
    • Healthy adults 70 years or older
    • No neuromuscular conditions (e.g. joint injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Huntington’s disease) that affect balance or walking ability

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • You will walk on a treadmill for 40 minutes while your gait is recorded with a series of different methods (3D motion capture).  You will be asked to complete several questionnaires and balance tasks.  Total time commitment is approximately 120-150 minutes.

WHERE?

  • Testing takes place in the Virtual Environment for Assessment and Rehabilitation Laboratory (VEAR Lab) in Coleman Building Room 247 at UNCG.

COMPENSATION

  • There is no compensation for this study.

For more information and to participate, contact Brian L. Cone, blcone@uncg.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY EXAMINING STRESS, EMOTIONS, EATING BEHAVIORS AND WEIGHT among African American women

The study includes African American women, 18 to 40 years of age, not pregnant or breast feeding, and in generally good health. The participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires about their stress, emotions, eating behaviors, and have weight, height, waist circumference measured. Participants also will be asked to provide a sample of scalp hair for stress hormone (cortisol) measurement. The entire session may take up to 45- 90 minutes to complete. Participants will receive $20.00 for their time and effort.

Interested persons should contact Dr. Stephanie Pickett at s_picke2@uncg.edu.