Weight Management, Sleep, Emotions, & Exercise (WMSEE)
This study examines emotional responses during exercise and the influence of emotions on sleep and eating behavior. Participants will schedule two visits to complete study measures. Eligible individuals must be 18 years or older and have a body mass index equal to or greater than 30. Participants will be compensated for their time. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Lab at 614-688-3895 or by email at email@example.com.
Insomnia and Cognitive Function in Patients with Heart Failure
Sleep complaints, including insomnia, are common among those with heart failure and can have a negative effect on quality of life and mood. The purpose of this study is to evaluate brief behavioral treatments for reducing insomnia and improving sleep quality among adults with heart failure. We are also interested in understanding the relationship of sleep difficulties with memory, attention, and the ability to make decisions. Eligible individuals must be at least 18 years or older, have a diagnosis of heart failure, and have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Lab at 614-688-3895 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently Completed Studies
Delay discounting, perceived disease risk, health behavior, and health behavior intentions among men and women with and without a family history of cardiovascular disease.
Logging Exercise And Nutrition (LEAN) into Health
The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of two programs focused on healthy eating and physical activity on body image, health, weight-loss and well-being. Eligible individuals must be female, over the age of 25, feel dissatisfied with their body shape or weight, and desiring to lose weight. Eligible participants will be randomized to one of two healthy lifestyle interventions, each lasting a total of eight weeks. If you are interested in the study please call the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Lab at 614-688-3895 or email at email@example.com.
Decision Making and Health
Cholesterol, Health, Eating, Food, and Stress (CHEFS) at Home
The purpose of this study was to examine more effective ways for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to cope with problematic symptoms commonly experienced by those with the disease. Eligible participants received a free 16-week telephone intervention by a health professional. Participants could receive up to $100 for completing 2 assessments during the course of the study. The option for caregivers of patients to participate was also included.
Stress, Activity, and Wound healing (SAW) study for older adults
This study examined the relationship of exercise and stress to wound healing rates in older adults. Participants were adults between the ages of 55 and 85, who were experiencing stress. Participants were in good health, had no prior history of heart disease, or uncontrolled blood pressure. Eligible participants received a free 12-week, 36-session supervised activity program at the OSU Center for Wellness and Prevention. Participants could receive up to $300 for completing four assessments during the course of the study.