Recruiting Participants for Study on the Benefits of Exercise on Childhood and Adolescent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A number of blog readers responded to a recruitment notice I posted a few months ago for a doctoral student, so I thought I’d post another one in case you or someone you know would be interested. It’s a study on the effects of exercise on the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and has received institutional review board approval:
Participants sought for a dissertation study exploring the benefits of different types of exercise on children and adolescents who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children and adolescents who have experienced a stressful or traumatic event may qualify. The study has received approval from the Institutional Review Board of Hofstra University.
Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17 may be eligible to participate, and participation in this study will not affect any other type of treatment or services that the participants receive. Participants will follow a videotaped exercise routine to complete three 40-minute exercise sessions per week for eight weeks. Participants are encouraged to exercise as much as possible, but will be required to exercise a minimum of 12 sessions over eight weeks. Three to six 20-minute interviews will be conducted prior to beginning the exercise intervention. Interviews will also be conducted every two weeks during the exercise program as well as two weeks and one month after the end of the exercise intervention.
Participants who complete the study and follow-ups will receive $200.
For additional information please contact Jennifer Schwartz, M.S. via telephone at 516-336-9608 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org