Community Talking Circles: Qualitative Research to Document Patient Needs Save

Date Added
November 30th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00068865
Researcher
Philip Smeltzer
Keywords
Education, Environmental Factors, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Language, Minorities, Non-interventional, Writing
Summary

Focus groups or talking circles are formed in community neighborhoods to facilitate input on common patient experiences. Insights on patient perceptions related to physician office visits and after visit self care are obtained in groups of 8-12 participants.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Philip Smeltzer
843-792-6637
smeltzerp@musc.edu

Neural Determinants of Age-Related Change in Auditory-Visual Speech Processing Save

Date Added
September 24th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00070971
Researcher
James Dias

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Keywords
Aging, Brain, Central Nervous System, Ears, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Hearing, Language, Minorities, Vision/ Eye
Summary

Older adults typically have trouble identifying the speech they hear, especially in noisy environments. Fortunately, compared to younger adults, older adults are better able to compensate for difficulties identifying the speech they hear by recruiting the visual system. However, the extent to which older adults can benefit from visual input, and how this influence relates to age-related changes in brain structure and function, have not been thoroughly investigated. The general purpose of this study is to determine how age-related changes in brain structure and function affect how well people hear and see. This study seeks participants with normal hearing to mild hearing loss, who also have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
James Dias
(843) 792-3921
diasj@musc.edu

Development of a Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Depressed Latinos Save

Date Added
March 7th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063813
Researcher
Matthew Carpenter

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Keywords
Depression, Language, Mental Health, Minorities
Summary

Depression treatment is a core health disparity for Latinos in the U.S. as U.S. Latinos are more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to experience depression, but are less than half as likely as Whites to receive evidence-based care for depressive symptomatology. Mobile technologies offer an ideal strategy for meeting the widespread depression treatment needs of U.S. Latinos as recent U.S. population-level data suggests that Latinos adopt smartphones at a rate higher than any other demographic group. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop, test, and refine a Spanish-language mobile application version of brief Behavioral Activation, an idiographic, straightforward, empirically supported treatment for elevated depressive symptoms, for referral by primary care physicians in the service of increasing access to evidence-based treatment for depression for Latinos.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lisa Coles
843-876-2291
muscresearchstudy@musc.edu

Scalp EEG correlates of cognitive function. Save

Date Added
February 26th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00039433
Researcher
Leonardo Bonilha

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Keywords
Language
Summary

This research study will evaluate how the brain processes language and speech. It will use EEG to determine how brain waves are associated with speech and language. The researchers will combine the information from EEG with MRI images to better understand where in the brain the waves related to speech and language come from.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sheri Davis
843 792 2845
davshe@musc.edu

Language Development in Teens and Young Adults with Fragile X Syndrome or Autism Save

Date Added
January 25th, 2012
PRO Number
Pro00014212
Researcher
Jane Roberts
Keywords
Adolescents, Autism, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Language
Summary

We are recruiting mothers of children with typical development, autism, or fragile X syndrome.

This study focuses on parental experiences and normal individual differences that may influence child language development. The broader goal of the study is to understand which family experiences support language development in children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism. We are recruiting families who have children who are typically developing, have autism, or have fragile X syndrome.

Institution
USC
Recruitment Contact
Jessica Klusek
803 777 5676
klusek@mailbox.sc.edu

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