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Current Research Studies

Health Communications Study

Description

This study aims to learn whether routine health questionnaires are valid across groups of people who have different levels of understanding of basic health information.

Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you are the age of 18 or older, are fluent in English and/or Spanish, have no plans to move out of the Chicagoland area in the next 6 months, and are willing to answer questionnaires on an electronic tablet or in paper & pencil format. You will be asked to complete 3 face-to-face interviews at Northwestern in downtown Chicago and will be compensated for your time and transportation.

  • Clinical trials Identifier: NCT03584490
  • IRB #: STU00204308
Contacts

Email: griffithlab@northwestern.edu

Call: Michelle Taddeo, 312-503-1469

Therapy for Women with Urinary Symptoms (Evergreen)

Description

This study aims to examine the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) compared to supportive therapy for women with urinary symptoms and anxiety.

Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you are a woman the age of 18 or older, with one or more of the following urinary symptoms in past 12 months and currently seeking treatment: frequency, nocturia, urgency, leakage, hesitancy, straining, or dribbling, and anxiety or emotional distress. You will be asked to complete a 12-week therapy intervention, as well as five surveys over the course of the study, and will be compensated for your time.

  • Clinical trials Identifier: NCT03623880
  • IRB #: STU00207124
Contacts

Call: Sylwia Borowska, 312-695-7748

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Itch Rumination (Itch CBT)

Description

The goal of this project is to develop a brief version of CBT to treat children who have been diagnosed with pediatric atopic dermatitis. This project is sponsored by The National Eczema Association (NEA). 

 

Contact

Email: griffithlab@northwestern.edu

Decision aid for pediatric atopic dermatitis

Description

The goal of this study is to create a decision aid for pediatric atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, that is understood by people at all levels of health literacy. The decision aid will help patients and parents understand treatment options. This project is sponsored by Pfizer.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Children ages 12-17 years old and their parents/caregivers
  • Diagnosis of atopic dermatitis by a dermatologist
Contacts

Email: griffithlab@northwestern.edu

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Study

Description

The purpose of this study is to test a novel behavioral treatment – Adapted Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (ACBT) – to standard Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The goal of the study is to determine if ACBT improves outcomes for women with depression and low literacy. This project is sponsored by The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital through the Eleanor Wood-Prince Grant Initiative.

Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible for this study if you are:

  • Female
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD)
Contacts

Email: griffithlab@northwestern.edu

Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN)