Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Two important ME/CFS research studies being conducted at the University of Miami are in need of additional volunteers.

If you are not already a participant, please sign up today. If you are already a participant, please help recruit additional participants for these two important research projects.

The Good Day Bad Day Study

This study is investigating the relationship between immune function and symptom severity. The study involves both those with a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome as well as healthy individuals.

Patients will be asked to come into the university for a total of four visits. During the first visit, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires and receive a complete physical examination. Another assessment will take place when you feel relatively well (Good Day) and another on a day when your symptoms are severe (Bad Day). Then you will be asked to come in for an 18 month follow up. Healthy individuals will also come in for a total of four visits.

All patient volunteers are asked to find a healthy person to participate in the study with them. Spouses and immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

All participants will be paid $20 per visit to cover travel costs.

The study will be conducted at the offices of Dr. Nancy Klimas, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 712, Miami, FL 33136.

To register or request additional information please contact: Phones: 305 243-1568 or 305 243-6218. Email: lgarcia2@med.miami.edu or Zbarnes@med.miami.edu.

The TeleHealth Study

This research project is designed to help individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome understand and manage their condition.

Participants will be provided with information about the nature and effects of stress reactions, how to cope and manage stress, and how to take better care of themselves via an innovative home-based program.

To be eligible to participate, participants must be between the ages of 21-65, speak, read and write English fluently, have a telephone line and reside in Dade or Broward counties within the next nine months. Each participant will receive $50 for each completed assessment.

The TeleHealth study is funded by the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at the University of Miami .

For more information, please call: 305-243-1434.

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