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Author Topic: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine research study now recruiting  (Read 3000 times)

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Offline UCSFPaul

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We're looking for HIV+ folks to participate in online (sessions) conducted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

We have permission from the POZ moderators to post this thread and will keep members up-to-date on the survey progress and results.

Participants may be eligible if they are:
  • HIV+
    Over 18 old
    Speak English
    Interested in improving their moods
    Have daily access to the internet
    Have a mobile phone that can send and receive text messages or have other mobile access to the internet.

Participation includes 5 online (sessions) of either daily emotion reporting or skills-building exercises aimed at helping people with HIV better cope with the disease and improve their mood through stress reduction.

Participants will be compensated $106 for participation in 5 online (sessions).

This study is being conducted by UCSF/Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Please contact us at http://tiny.ucsf.edu/zw7FZz to find out more and see if you’re eligible.

Thank you,
Paul Cotten
Project Director
UCSF/Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Offline Jeff G

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Done .

Offline next2u

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I'm in ;)
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline UCSFPaul

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Thank you!

Offline Jeff G

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I was accepted into the study . Its very well done and thought out format so you may want to check it out .

Offline Jeff G

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Bump .

Offline Ann

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This study is still accepting new participants.
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Offline tryingtostay

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Wasn't able to send a PM but I think some of the questions maybe OK to ask here, if not mods please edit my post, thanks:

What type of information is needed and given in the study?  Do the participants remain anonymous?  Is their information sold to other websites?  Is it 106$ per test or for the entire testing period?

Offline next2u

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Participants will need to have daily access to the internet and a cell phone that can receive text messages. Participants must be over 18 years old and HIV positive. The University's staff will keep the necessary identity information of the participant but any published materials or research that is shared among educational institutes will be anonymous.

Participants will be asked questions daily via the internet and they will receive a series of texts for a short period of time.

Participants can earn up to $106. Participation dictates potential pay.

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What type of information is needed and given in the study?
No answer.

Do the participants remain anonymous? 
Yes.

Is their information sold to other websites? 
No.

Is it 106$ per test or for the entire testing period?
Entire testing period.


best,
d

 
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Online zach

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i'm in just to see how it goes. recently decided i don't mind being a lab rat if it helps the next wave of poz kids
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline Jeff G

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I have been in the study for weeks now and am now doing a short lesson plan everyday ... it only takes a few minutes to get through . I rather like the results ... after a few weeks into one part of the study you can keep track of your mood at different times of the day to see how you are doing . 

Offline buginme2

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Wonder why I didn't qualify

Online zach

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too stoned to be a depressed bug?  :o
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline Jeff G

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Im a participant in this study, Paul asked me to remind people that there is still room for more people to enroll in the study if you are interested .

Offline Jeff G

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Paul wanted to let you know that there is still room for a few more participants .

Offline wolfter

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I did the online process several weeks ago and it indicated that I qualified for the study.  Was supposed to be contacted via cell phone, but has never happened. 

greg
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Jeff G

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I did the online process several weeks ago and it indicated that I qualified for the study.  Was supposed to be contacted via cell phone, but has never happened. 

greg

Thanks Greg ... I am just another participant in the study but have been talking to Paul because he is having trouble with logging on to this website . I am quite sure from talking to him that he will be in touch and I will mention it .

Online zach

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like wolf, i was supposed to have been contacted. i received a follow up email today, i'll reach out to them. i'm just sort of interested in playing along, see what its about.
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline UCSFPaul

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Hi all!

Zack and Greg. I've been trying to contact you folks, but perhaps my emails are going into your junk folder. I'd been having trouble logging onto this site, but Jeff helped me out again, so now I can read that you're saying we haven't contacted you. I sent you both emails again today and hope to hear from you. Once you completed the 'online screener' I need to have about a five minute call with you to finish the process and then can get you into the study. We want YOU!!! :)

look for an email coming from byname@ocim.ucsf.edu.

Thanks! I'll keep watching this forum now as well.

thanks for being patient!!

Paul

Online zach

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paul, got your email today, responded with my info, sorry man been slammed this week
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline UCSFPaul

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zach:

You rock. Thanks for reaching out!

Paul

Offline UCSFPaul

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All:

Here's a link to the University of California, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine:

http://www.osher.ucsf.edu

The Osher Center is sponsoring this study.

-Paul

Offline Robert

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Paul

I filled out the survey earlier this week and passed. Now I'm waiting for the phone call.

robert
..........

Offline UCSFPaul

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Robert:

Thanks! I'll be in touch Tuesday.

Have a great weekend, all.

Paul

Offline Jeff G

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I just finished the study and had my final interview with Paul . I am really impressed with this study and how well its designed . I learned a few skills from doing the exercises and plan on using the skills and going back to the site on my own every week .

Paul mentioned that there is room for others to enroll so if you are interested contact him using the link at the top of the page .   

Offline wolfter

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I started the study a few days ago.  Lordy, I hope they don't think I'm a complete moron.  My vision issues led to issues with not being able to log in with the credentials they provided.  A lower case l and a capital I look almost identical to my vision impaired eyes.  :)

Been doing the daily surveys and am anxious to see how it turns out.  It really does not take that much time so I hope others consider assisting in the research.  Who knows, it might be of great beneficial use to others in the future. 

greg
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Jeff G

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I have seen more than a few studies in my time but this one stands out from the others . I think the study could benefit people living with HIV ... its a great tool to sort out how and why you feel and react to the stresses of everyday life and channel them into a healthy direction  .

Offline Almost2late

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Don't know how I didn't see this earlier but I went ahead and took the survey and I was accepted.. Guess I wait for them to call.. Hope this helps

Offline UCSFPaul

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Re: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine research study now recruiting
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2014, 12:06:11 PM »
Hey all! We're still recruiting! Thanks, Paul

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine research study now recruiting
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2014, 04:21:10 PM »
Just did the survey but I don't qualify for this study, but I just completed UCSD 'Engagement and Retention in care for HIV' (which I believe is connected to Osher).

« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 04:23:25 PM by Irish Eyes »
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      VL 20
09.23.2014      VL 43

Offline UCSFPaul

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Re: UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine research study now recruiting
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2014, 12:07:37 PM »
Thank you all! We have completed enrollment and cannot accept any new enrollees. This is a pilot study and it is hoped that we'll roll it out in a larger format in the future - perhaps a year away. If that happens, we'll be sure to post it on this site.

You've all been wonderful and patient.

Thank you,

Paul Cotten
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
 

 


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