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Research Projects Requiring Participants

Preventing Gout Attacks When Starting Allopurinol

The University of Otago in Christchurch, in collaboration with the University of Auckland, is currently conducting a study on the effects of taking another medication to help prevent acute attacks of gout arthritis when commencing urate lowering therapy in gout arthritis. We are looking for people with gout arthritis who are not already taking allopurinol.

If you live in Christchurch or Auckland, are aged over 18 years, have gout, and would be interested in taking part in this research, please contact Jill Drake. Some exclusion criteria apply.

Jill Drake, Rheumatology Research Nurse, telephone (03) 378-6088 or 021 0849 6753, or email jill.drake@cdhb.health.nz

AquaPlus Pilot Project

Looking for people aged 45 to 64 years with osteoarthritis and located in Nelson, to take part in the AquaPlus Pilot Project. The aqua classes assist with weight management plus strength and balance. The fun classes provide support and education for people with osteoarthritis. If you would like to take part, or get some more information, please contact Nicola Rae on 021 078 8609 or email her at Nicola@bfit4ever.nz

Gluteal Exercises for Hip Osteoarthritis – GHOst Trial

Have you been diagnosed with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis? Can you still walk a city block? Can you run 5 metres? You may be eligible for the GHOst study! Participants are needed from Dunedin and Mosgiel only

Click here to read more. 

Do you have Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis and live in the Bay of Plenty?

Would you be interested in being part of a research trial on the effects of Shuzi Technology on Pain and Quality of Life in adults diagnosed with Osteoarthritis (OA) or Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

We are currently recruiting 308 participants from the Bay of Plenty area whom have been diagnosed with OA or RA.  This requires a participant to wear a nylon bracelet which has technology embedded into it and will be worn over a six week period.  Questionnaires will be completed at the initial consult, end of week 1, week 3, and week 6 when returning the bracelet.

This is a randomised controlled, double blind trial.  This means that some candidates within the study will receive a bracelet that contains the Shuzi NVT technology and some will receive a bracelet that does not.

If you would like further information please contact the Co-ordinating Investigator, Desiree De Spong on 0275443424 or alternatively email on desiree@aetiology.co.nz whereby a Patient Information Sheet will be issued.

This research project has been approved under the Health and Disability Ethics Committee REF:17/NTB/133

Do you have osteoarthritis of your hand? If so, we want to hear from you

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition affecting thousands of New Zealanders.

We are currently undertaking research exploring the effectiveness of two different types of strengthening exercises for the treatment of hand OA, including the ability of exercise to reduce joint pain and improve a person’s ability to perform important activities of daily living.

It is hoped that findings from this research will inform the design of better treatments for hand OA.

To participate in this study you must be over 18 years of age, have been told by your doctor that you have hand OA, had hand pain for 3 months or longer and currently live in Auckland.

For more detailed information or to contribute to this study please contact Nico Magni on 09 921 9999 ext6581 or email nico.magni@aut.ac.nz

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