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LindaRacine
10-03-2006, 12:30 PM
Hi...

This information has been posted in other NSF forums, but I wanted to bring it to your attention. In addition to needing scoliosis patients, they also need volunteers without scoliosis, with or without back pain. Since many of you don't have scoliosis yourselves, I thought this might be a good place to find some non-scoliosis volunteers. Please take a moment to take the survey, and to pass the information along to your friends and family.
Thanks!

Regards,
Linda


Research study seeking volunteers

Understanding Scoliosis, Back Pain, and
Healthy Backs: A Web Survey


Oh, my aching back! Does that sound like you or someone you know? Or are you someone who does not experience frequent aches and pains?

Adult participants are now being recruited for a research study on spine conditions, back pain, and healthy backs, being conducted at Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. The researchers hope to better understand what its like to have a back condition and how people cope with this type of problem.

Persons aged 18 years or more who either have or have not experienced a spine-related condition or back pain are encouraged to participate by completing an on-line questionnaire which will take no more than 40 minutes to complete. The questions will be about current physical health and back pain, activity level, body image, personal and family background, emotional well-being, and quality of life.

Although participants will not be paid for participation, the information provided will be used to help develop treatments for others who may be experiencing chronic spine conditions. To find out more about the study, please click here http://www.emich.edu/psychology/bmed/
If you wish to complete the survey, please click here http://survey.emich.edu/bmed/backhealth_scoli.htm

For more information, contact: Dr. Michael Mendelow (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201; 248-737-1970; mmendelo@med.wayne.edu); Dr. Flora Hoodin (EMU, Dept. of Psychology, 537MJ, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; 734-487-0123; fhoodin@emich.edu), or Dr. Michelle Byrd (EMU, Dept. of Psychology, 537MJ, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; 734-487-4919; mbyrd@emich.edu).