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November 14, 2007
San Francisco and Davis Schizophrenia Study Participation Opportunity
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Researchers at the Universities of California, San Francisco and Davis are looking for potential research participants for a new study that aims to answer the following question: Does computer training help the symptoms of early schizophrenia?
The Stanley Medical Research Institute is funding the study, which will examine whether young people with schizophrenia benefit from specialized computer training. The idea behind this study is that these people may experience a lessening of their symptoms and an improvement in cognitive abilities as a result of receiving specialized computer training.
Participants should be available for 3 appointments (with interviews and paper-and-pencil tests) and two quick blood tests at the start of the study, and two appointments plus a quick blood test at the end of the study. Participants will also be asked to return for two appointments and a blood test 6 months after they complete the study. You will be offered an opportunity to complete an additional 8 weeks of computer training with different modules, and you may also be able to return to complete a second set of computer exercises after your 6-month assessments.
Note: A confidential phone screening will be conducted in order to determine initial eligibility. (If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent(s) or guardian(s) call).
UCSF Principal Investigator: Sophia Vinogradov, M.D.
Posted by szwriter at November 14, 2007 07:14 PM
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