September 11, 2023

Do you identify as a trans man or woman? Are you 18-85 years of age? Do you have low back pain? Would you like to take part in a research study?

If the answer to all of these questions is YES, you could be eligible to participate in a research study examining the impact of gender identity, hormone levels and sex assigned at birth to pain sensitivity in people who have chronic low back pain. – the ERASED study (Racial and Socioeconomic Differences in Chronic Low Back Pain).

The commitment to this study is two visits that will last approximately 4-5 hours and include:

  • One (1) telephone screen
  • Two (2) visits to UAB where you will fill out questionnaires, have a single blood draw, take part in pain sensitivity and functional testing.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will receive up to $400.

Participants must:
  • Identify as transgender
  • Be between 18 and 85 years of age
  • Have none of the following health conditions (HIV+, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension)

Participants can be on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) or not.

To find out more about this study, call 205-934-8743. For information regarding research studies and rights of participants, call 205-834-3625.