Do you want to be a research study volunteer?

Do You Have IBS?

DDr. Xiaomei Cong is seeking volunteers to be part of a paid research study. This research is being done at the School of Nursing at UConn Storrs/ UConn Health Center and is evaluating pain associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the effects of a self-management program on symptoms and quality of life.. Participation will include completing questionnaires about your symptoms, a sensory examination and providing samples from of cheek swabs, blood and from your stool over 12 weeks.

If you are between the ages of 18-25 years, and were diagnosed with IBS by a healthcare professional, and have access to a computer with internet you may be eligible to participate.

You will not be eligible if you are: taking opioids on a regular basis; taking prebiotics, probiotics or antibiotics; have other areas of your body affected by chronic pain; are currently using illegal substances

UConn IRB # H16-152 (PI Dr. Xiaomei Cong)

For more information, please call the IBS RESEARCH STUDY at (860) 486-0592 or email painresearch@uconn.edu

 

 

 

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Dr. Angela Starkweather is seeking volunteers to be part of a paid research study being done at the School of Nursing at Storrs Hall. The research study will examine responses to heat and cold, vibration, and pressure applied to the skin. Participation will include completing questionnaires, undergoing a sensory assessment, and collecting a swab from your cheek or having blood drawn.

If you are between the ages of 8-70 years old and do not have any major health problems or pain conditions, you may be eligible to participate.

You will not be eligible if you have: A chronic pain condition or other conditions that cause pain; neurological deficits such as weakness

Approved by U Conn IRB # H15-248 (PI Dr. Angela Starkweather)

For more information, contact: PAIN RESEARCH STUDY at 860-486-0592