Study on Back Pain Needs Volunteers
Both healthy volunteers and volunteers with lower back pain are needed for this study.
Volunteers needed who:
-Are 20-40 years old
-Have chronic or recurrent low back pain
-Are pain free (control subjects)
-Surgery to the low back
The purpose of the study is to test the reliability of a research
methodology and examine differences between individuals with low back
pain and subjects without low back pain.
Following an initial phone screening where eligibility to
participate will be supported, subject will attend one 1.5 hour session.
Further proof of eligibility to participate will be determined during
the session including weighing and by performing trunk movements.
The subject will perform several step downs from a regular step
height. The subject may or may not be asked to wear a back brace.
During the activity skin sensors will be on the subject’s trunk and
legs. No electrical current or stimulation will be sent to the subject.
Digital cameras will record reflective markers attached to the subject.
Participation is purely voluntary. The subject will remain anonymous
by coding all data and documents. All records will be securely kept
until 3 years after completion of the study, when they will be destroyed
and electronic data will be deleted.
If interested, please contact the investigator Dr. Kim Poulsen PT, DPT at email@example.com
or (201) 417-7934 in the School of Health & Medical Sciences, Seton
Hall University. The study is part of Dr. Poulsen’ s PhD project in
the Graduate Programs in Health Sciences in the School of Health and
Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University.
This study is approved by the St. Michael’s University IRB.
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