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April 24, 2007
San Francisco - Volunteers Needed for Study; Does Computer Training Help the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?
Read more... Schizophrenia Research Participation
University of California, San Francisco has announced the opportunity to participate in this new study designed to help reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia.
This study is being conducted by Sophia Vinogradov, M.D. and her research team at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. It is designed to aid our understanding of whether or not specialized computer training helps people with schizophrenia lessen their symptoms and improve their thinking. This study is being funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Participants should be available to spend 60 minutes per day, five days per week, for twenty consecutive weeks at a computer at the San Francisco VA Hospital.
In addition to the 60 minutes per day of computer work, participants should be available for the following:
At the beginning of the study:
After 10 weeks:
After 16 weeks:
After 20 weeks:
6 Months later:
Participants will be paid $20 for each two hour appointment (interviews and paper-and-pencil tests), and $5/day for each day at the computer, plus weekly bonuses.
Participants will be paid $40 for each of the imaging appointments using an MRI and an MEG.
You are eligible to participate if
Interested? Know someone who might be?
Posted by szadmin at April 24, 2007 11:23 AM
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