OHSU

IRB #

IRB00010500

Title

Communication, Health, Aging, Relationship Types and Support

Principal Investigator

Donna Graville

Study Purpose

The goal of the study is to provide detailed information about the health, communication status, and social relationships of a diverse sample of community-dwelling older adults.

Medical Condition(s)

Older adults without significant health problems.
Older adults with a range of common health problems (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, heart disease)
Older adults with hearing impairment
Older adults with neurologic disease affecting mobility or communication (such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, MS, stroke)
Older adults with other types of conditions affecting voice, speech or communication (such as treatment for head and neck cancer, spasmodic dysphonia)

Eligibility Criteria

1. Over the age of 65.
2. English-speaking.
3. No significant difficulties with memory (such as a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment)
4. Did not have any problems with voice, speech, hearing or communication in childhood (problems such as stuttering, cerebral palsy, deafness)

Age Range

65 - 100

Healthy Volunteers Needed

No

Duration of Participation

1. All participants will be asked to fill out a written survey (approximately 15-20 minutes).
2. If willing, a few individuals will be selected to take part in individual face-to-face interviews with one of the study investigators (approximately 1 hour).

Minors Included

No

Contact

Andrew Palmer
503-494-5947
palmeran@ohsu.edu

Sponsor

Recruitment End

09/01/2014

Compensation Provided

Yes

Compensation

1. Of the approximately 100 individuals who return the completed questionnaire, 10 will be randomly selected to receive a $20 gift card.
2. Of the 12 individuals who participate in the individual face-to-face interviews, all 12 will receive a $20 gift card.


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