Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Laboratory



Welcome to the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Laboratory! We examine psychological adjustment to chronic illness, psychological and cognitive effects of exercise, as well as behavioral and personality dimensions influencing health status. Our research is directed toward better understanding the interaction of psychological functioning and physical health status during the process of aging.

 

 

Current Studies

 

Weight Management, Sleep, Emotions, and 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 stressstudies@osu.edu.

 

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 stressstudies@osu.edu.