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Clinical Trials

icon-jump_to General information on clinical trials

     icon-web_site_3 Consumer Health Forum clinical trials project

     icon-web_site_3 Clinical Trials Connect

     icon-web_site_3 Australian Clinical Trials

icon-jump_to Current clinical trials 

   icon-web_site_3 FREE treatment to improve wellbeing for people 65 years or over with arthritis (22/08/14)

   icon-web_site_3 Do you suffer painful knee osteoarthritis? (28/07/14)

    icon-web_site_3 IMPACT persistent knee pain (25/03/14)

    icon-web_site_3 HOPE physiotherapy and education for people with persistent hip pain ersistent knee pain (25/03/14) 

   icon-web_site_3 Do you have painful osteoarthritis in your knees? (9/4/14)

   icon-web_site_3 Research study to investigate how the brain effects the way muscles around the knee work  (05/03/14)   

   icon-web_site_3 Personality style and Arthritis on overall health and wellbeing (3/3/14)

   icon-web_site_3 Free online treatment program for people with Osteoarthritis suffering from depression   (25/02/14)

   icon-web_site_3 Low back pain PREVENT study - Participants needed   (03/02/14)

   icon-web_site_3 A trial assessing specifically modified shoes for those with knee osteoarthritis (25/10/13)

   icon-web_site_3 A study of risk factors for pain exacerbation in osteoarthritis of the knee (6/8/13)

   icon-web_site_3 Associations between gender, coping and disability for people with chronic pain (2/7/13)

   icon-web_site_3 New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel may improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (11/6/13)

   icon-web_site_3 The Pain Course - An Internet-Delivered Education Program for the Management of Chronic Pain (3/4/13)

   icon-web_site_3 A Clinical Research Opportunity for People with GOUT FLARES (14/1/13)

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON CLINICAL TRIALS

 

Consumer Health Forum clinical trials project

The Consumer Health Forum (CHF) was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research to develop a factsheet to provide consumer-friendly information about clinical trials, in response to a recommendation for improved consumer access to information on clinical trials. CHF members were engaged in focus testing and many provided input into the content and development of the factsheet.

The factsheet is available online, in both colour and print-friendly versions. You can access it on the Consumer Health Forum website: https://www.chf.org.au/clinical-trials-project.php

Please feel free to distribute the link and the factsheet broadly to family, friends and consumer networks.

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Clinical Trials Connect

Clinical Trials Connect (CTC) is an online participant recruitment website designed to help match members of the Australian community to potentially life changing research opportunities, and deliver recruitment solutions to researchers.  You can register your interest to participate in trials on the website in one of two ways, either as a patient with a medical condition or as a healthy volunteer.  If a person's search does not reveal a current match in their area of interest they can register for a future trial and will be contacted when something becomes available.

CTC is recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Federal Government Department of Innovation Industry Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). CTC is also listed as one of two portals most relevant to Australian consumers currently in the Consumer Health Forum 'Guide to Clinical Trials' factsheet,  and has recently been  listed on the new Government website Australian Clinical Trials. 

For more information about Clinical Trials Connect visit the website: www.ctc.asn.au

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Australian Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are helping to develop new interventions and tests that may improve your health care, alleviate the symptoms of your disease or condition or improve the health care of others which will help people live longer and have less pain or disability.

For more information about Australian Clinical Trials and links to more information on how you can participate, visit the Australian Clinical Trials website: www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au

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CURRENT CLINICAL TRIALS

 

FREE treatment to improve wellbeing for people 65 years or over with arthritis  (22/08/14)

The University of Sydney and beyondblue are jointly conducting a study aimed at all persons aged 65 years and over.

We are interested in how chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, affect older adults’ wellbeing. Persons who report at least one chronic illness may be eligible for the chance to receive 10 FREE sessions of psychological therapy with a registered psychologist, or a FREE online course to maintain wellbeing.

All persons aged 65 years or over are eligible to complete a 5-minute survey. Click here to complete the questionnaire.

Or contact Lauren Roche for a paper version of the survey:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 02 9351 4257
    

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Do you suffer painful knee osteoarthritis? (28/07/14)

Specialists from Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards are conducting a six month research study that will observe whether different types of hyaluronic acid/steroid combination knee injection therapies can reduce pain severity in knee osteoarthritis patients.

You may be eligible if you are: between 40 and 85 years old, have mild to moderate knee pain due to osteoarthritis and taking pain mediation on most days.

All participants will receive one of three potential treatments: our investigational products, hyaluronic acid or steroid combination, or a frequently used product for management of knee osteoarthritis.

Participants will be reimbursed for travel and some out of pocket study related expenses.

For further detail  click here.

For details of other participating sites in Australia, click here.

Or further information contact:

Email: Tanya Fedorova  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Phone: 02 9463 1774
 

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IMPACT persistent knee pain (25/03/14)

Are you over 50 years of age?

Have you had persistent knee pain on most days for 3 months?

Do you have access to an email account and broadband internet?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research project, the IMPACT trial conducted by the Department of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne that looks at different treatment options (such as online educational handouts, exercises delivered by a physiotherapist over the internet and online pain coping skills training) for people over 50 years of age with persistent knee pain to find out which one works best and why.

This is a nation-wide study and applies to people living all regions of Australia, including rural and remote areas 

If you are interested, please contact


Rachel Nelligan

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or visit: http://chesm.unimelb.edu.au/volunteer/impact/impact.html

 

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HOPE trial: Physiotherapy and education for people with persistent hip pain (25/03/14)

Are you over 50 years of age?

Have you had persistent hip pain, on most days for 3 months or more?

Do you have access to an email account and broadband internet?

Do you live in Victoria or Queensland?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research project, the HOPE trial which will compare different treatment options for people over 50 years of age with persistent hip pain to find out which one works best and why. If you decide to participate you will be randomly allocated to one of two groups. Each group will receive five physiotherapy exercise sessions and a home exercise program, and in addition will have access to two different forms of education online.

If you are interested, please contact


Rachel Nelligan

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or visit: http://chesm.unimelb.edu.au/volunteer/hope/index.html

 

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Do you have painful osteoarthritis in your knees? (9/4/14)

Some people with arthritis have great difficulty controlling their pain with usual medications. This may be because their pain is different. This study is investigating whether a different type of medication may be more effective for these people.

Researchers from Curtin University and Royal Perth Hospital are looking for volunteers to participate in a 4-week study, investigating the effects of a neuropathic pain medication on pain sensitivity, movement and quality of life in people with painful osteoarthritis of the knee. It would involve you taking pills for 28 days and attending 3 sessions for sensory and physical tests.

 NOTE: Study is being undertaken only in PERTH, WA.


For more details click here or

Email: Lisa Webster 
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Research study to investigate how the brain effects the way muscles around the knee work  (05/03/14)

If you have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, you are invited to participate in a study to investigate how the brain effects the way muscles around the knee work.

All procedures are non-invasive and pain-free and conducted at University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown campus.

For more information about the study click here or contact Abrahao Baptista at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 

 
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Personality style and Arthritis on overall health and wellbeing   (03/03/14)

If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis, you are invited to participate in a study designed to investigate the combined impact of personality and chronic illness on general health and functioning. The study involves completion of a online survey, with questions relating to symptoms, social support, health behaviour and personality. To access the survey directly, visit  https://www.deakin.edu.au/psychology/research/clinical_study.  


For more information click here or

Email: Sharon Horwood or Daniel at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 

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Free online treatment program for people with Osteoarthritis suffering from depression   (25/02/14)

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South

Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney Australia. CRUfAD provides face-to-face and internet treatment for
people with anxiety and depressive disorders. The extensive team of researchers and clinicians within CRUfAD
also conduct a range of epidemiological and treatment studies. 
 
CRUfAD is currently recruiting for a study to evaluate an online treatment for depression in individuals with
osteoarthritis. 
 
This is a free 10 week program involving 6 lessons of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered via the
internet. CBT emphasises the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours in creating change. The
internet CBT course that we offer has been developed from a large amount of research which indicates that
CBT is effective in treating depression.  
 
For more information and to determine if you are eligible to participate in this program, please visit https://trial.virtualclinic.org.au/homepage/apply
 
For moreinformation regarding the study, please click here.
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Low back pain PREVENT study - Participants needed   (03/02/14)

Are you currently suffering an acute (less than 4 weeks) episode of low back pain?

You are invited to participate in an NHMRC research project – the PREVENT study - which aims to help people recover early from their low back pain.

To participate, you will meet with a pain clinician at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Barker Street, Randwick 2031, for an examination and two one-hour consultations. This service is completely free to you.


For more information click here or

Contact: Dr Markus Huebscher

T: 02 9399 1049

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A trial assessing specifically modified shoes for those with knee osteoarthritis (25/10/13)

The University of Melbourne's Department of Physiotherapy require participants over the age of 50, have had pain in their knee for more than three months and for most days of the past month and, be willing to wear walking shoes every day for six months.


If you think this sounds like you and would like more information on the project and participant eligibility, click here.
 

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A study of risk factors for pain exacerbation in osteoarthritis of the knee (6/8/13)

Sydney and Melbourne Universities are currently recruiting participants for the web based study of knee osteoarthritis pain.


For more information about the study, click here.


To express your interest register on the website www.chesm.unimelb.edu.au/volunteer/spark/spark.html
 

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Associations between gender, coping and disability for people with chronic pain (2/7/13)

This study examines whether or not gender influences what kind of coping strategies we use when living with chronic pain, and do these choices relate to how much disability we experience in everyday living. 


For the full details of this clinical trial, click here.

Please be advise that the closing date of this study is the 20th October.
 

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New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel may improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (11/6/13)

This is a research study of GlycOmega Plus™, a natural medicine made from New Zealand Green Lipped mussel.

GlycOmega Plus™ is currently available for purchase, and has been shown in previous trials to significantly improve knee pain, stiffness and joint mobility, as well as improve gastrointestinal function (primarily reflux, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation and diarrhoea) in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.

For the full details of this clinical trial, please click
here.

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The Pain Course - An Internet-Delivered Education Program for the Management of Chronic Pain and Emotional Wellbeing (3/4/13)

The Pain Course is a new internet-based course, which provides good information about chronic pain and teaches proven skills for managing chronic pain and emotional wellbeing. The aim of this course is to help people maintain good emotional wellbeing despite pain.

To find out more about the course click
here.

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A Clinical Research Opportunity for People with GOUT FLARES (14/1/13)

Have you or a loved one tried everything for gout, but haven’t had any improvement in your symptoms? A local clinical research study is examining an investigational gout medication that’s designed to work differently from most other drugs.

If you're interested in exploring this option for gout, please click here.

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Reviewed and updated November 2014
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