Mental Health and Well-being Studies;
Studies Found: 9
Anger in Later Life
Do you ever wonder why other people have trouble managing their anger? Do you think anger is bad for your health? Can it ever be productive? How do you feel when another person is angry with you? These are just some of the questions Dr. Amanda Barusch is asking people over 50 years old in connection with this study.
If you are over 50, Dr. Barusch would love to talk with you about your experiences of anger. It doesn't matter whether you never get angry or you're angry all the time. She's hoping to learn about the wide range of experiences.
These conversations take about an hour, and are conducted via phone or zoom. They are entirely confidential and most people find them both interesting and enjoyable.
Exploration of identity development and experiences of queer and transgender racial-ethnic minority young adults in Utah
The purpose of the study is to see how queer and trans young adults of color (racial-ethnic minorities) think about and talk about their sense of who they are. We hope that through better understanding the experiences of young adults who identify with these groups we may be able to provide recommendations for future research, for mental health professionals, and for higher education school administrators
How COVID-19 has Impacted Secondary School Aged Students with Autism
The purpose of this study is to explore the academic, psychological and social experiences of secondary school aged individuals with an autism spectrum disorder during COVID-19.
This brain imaging study will enroll healthy participants in order to compare brain function measures to a separate group of individuals with depression.
Positive psychological change experienced by couples facing a diagnosis of life-limiting cancer
This study will examine how couples cope with the diagnosis of advanced cancer. There is currently not enough research regarding psychological wellbeing among couples coping with the diagnosis of advanced cancer. This limits our ability to provide services and programs to better support these couples. This study seeks to examine the experiences of all types of couples (cisgender, heterosexual couples, and LGBTQ+ couples) to better understand if there are unique ways that couples cope with the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis. Previous research has not included LGBTQ+ couples, so it is unknown if there are specific needs that this population may have. The information gained from this study will help to inform future programs and services designed to support all couples through the diagnosis of life-limiting cancer.
School Psychology Services and Stress Among Caregivers During COVID-19.
The purpose of the study is to find out what type of telehealth (live videos, phone calls, emails, mobile apps, webpages, or adaptive and assistive equipment) and services (IEP related services, counseling, consultation, assessments, behavior strategies) families received from their local school psychologist during COVID-19. The study will also analyze student's caregiver perceived levels of stress during the pandemic.
The results of this study will provide needed information regarding how to better support students and their families during emergencies.
Social support needs and networks of cancer survivors and caregivers during COVID-19 pandemic
Cancer survivors and their care partners often turn toward their social networks for help and support, but the COVID-19 pandemic can make this difficult. Access to clinical care and support services may be limited. Social distancing may change the nature and timing of regular social interactions, making it harder to get support from their usual network of family and friends. Our study team wants to better understand survivors and caregivers social support needs, networks, and interactions during the pandemic, and how these connect with stress and wellbeing. This will help us develop strategies for improving or maintaining social support and wellbeing during crises, and beyond. We are enrolling cancer survivors who received at least one cancer diagnosis in the past 5 years and who have a care partner or close support person who is also willing to participate. Both participants must be 18 years old or better. All study activities are completed online or by phone, so no travel or in-person contact is required. Participants will receive up to $150 in gift cards for completing the study.
Using Mindfulness Techniques to Treat Chronic Pain and Reduce Opioid Use
In this study, we will teach participants mindfulness techniques to help them cope with chronic lower back pain. You must be at least 18 years of age with a diagnosis of lower back pain and taking a prescription opioid medication to participate. Those who choose to enroll will participate in 4 weeks of group therapy (30 minutes per week) group sessions led by a masters-level therapist and prescribed daily at-home mindfulness practice. Participants will be evaluated using interviews and surveys before, after, and during the group therapy intervention.
Using neuroimaging to predict chronic pain and medication use
Chronic pain impacts one in every five people in the United States. In this study, we are using brain imaging technologies to better understand chronic pain and to help inform future efforts to develop more effective, personalized treatment strategies for people affected by chronic pain. Specifically, we are interested in seeing whether measures of brain activity can predict future pain and pain medication use. For this study, we are recruiting individuals who are willing to be scanned using functional MRI and to fill out monthly surveys over 6 months.