Participate in ResearchResearch is essential to improving health and quality of life, and many research studies need people to participate. Rehabilitation research aimed at discovering knowledge that has a positive impact on the health of people with disabilities.
UAB is currently recruiting participants with:
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Outcomes of Women with and without SCI: An Observational Study - This study aims to compare pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum outcomes of women with and without a spinal cord injury to better understand:
- Potential difficulties women with spinal cord injury experience
- Educational and emotional support needs of women with spinal cord injury.
- Virtual Walking for Reducing Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuropathic Pain - Investigating a 3D-video simulation as a cost effective home-based treatment option for neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury.
- Spinal Cord Injury Neuropathic Pain: Identifying Biopsychosocial Predictors – This project is to ultimately address a major barrier to better treatment and prevention of spinal cord injury-related neuropathic pain: a lack of understanding as to how and why some develop this type of pain while others do not. To address this barrier, this study examines psychological, biological and cortical (brain) factors related to the development of neuropathic pain (or the absence of pain) in persons with spinal cord injury.
- Spain Rehabilitation Center is coducting research involving people with Spinal Cord Injury and Pressure Ulcers - This research study will assess how well Microcyn™ works on Stage 3 and Stage 4 pressure ulcers. The information we learn from this study may lead to a better treatment in the future for people with spinal cord injury who have pressure ulcers.
- Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System (POWERS):A Weight Loss Study for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury - This study aims to determine how well a newly developed web-based health coaching program helps adults with SCI to increase their physical activity and improve their diet.