VA Research: Open Studies Seeking Participants
About Participating in VA Research
Where? These studies are based in Gainesville, Florida, unless otherwise noted.
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Date Approved: 9/5/2023
The purpose of the CONTROL Walking Study is to understand ways to improve walking ability in older adults. We will test whether mild electrical stimulation of the brain improves your ability to learn a complex walking task. We may also take pictures of your brain to understand how it changes when you learn a new walking task.
The study involves:
Up to 10 study visits
Walking and memory tests
Mild electrical brain stimulation
Brain imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for eligible participants
You may qualify if you:
Are age 65 or older
Do not have a serious medical condition affecting walking
For more information:
Email: Clark-Lab@ufl.edu Phone: (352) 376-1611 ext. 107735
Purpose – To understand whether a traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier in life (at least 15 years ago) can affect current abilities. For comparison, we are also recruiting people who have never had a TBI. There will be a single visit to our research site in addition to study assessments that can be completed by you at home via online and telephone surveys.
What the Study Involves
• Questionnaires and surveys about your health
• Tests of cognitive function, balance, and eye-muscle coordination
• Imaging of bone and muscle
You May Qualify to Take Part If You . . .
• Are 50-65 years of age
• Had one or more TBIs 15 or more years ago OR Never had a TBI
• Have no serious medical condition
• Have no other illness or injury to your central nervous system.
More Information – Email: Clark-Lab@ufl.edu Phone: (352) 376-1611 ext. 107735