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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.
Clinical Trials Connect
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
Australian Clinical Trials
CURRENT CLINICAL TRIALS
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.
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.
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
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 further information regarding the study, please click here.
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 further information please click here or contact:
Dr Markus Huebscher
T: 02 9399 1049
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.
To express your interest register on the website www.chesm.unimelb.edu.au/volunteer/spark/spark.html
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.
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.
The Pain Course - An Internet-Delivered Education Program for the Management of Chronic Pain and Emotional Wellbeing (3/4/13)
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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.
Reviewed and updated March 2014
Past Clinical Trials