Take part in Research
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
Invitation to participate in research study