We are currently recruiting for the following studies. Use our recruitment form to express interest.
Measuring Sleepiness and Fatigue in Stroke Patients
The Syracuse University Aphasia Lab, located at 621 Skytop Rd. in Syracuse NY (Syracuse University South Campus), is recruiting participants for a research study investigating ways to improve the diagnosis of sleep disorders and chronic fatigue in stroke patients, focusing on those who have aphasia. Aphasia is a communication disorder that some people have after stroke. We are interested in helping medical professionals improve the way they ask questions about sleepiness and fatigue when encountering a person with aphasia.
Eligible research study participants will receive up to $100 compensation. Study eligibility will be determined by criteria listed below and results of language testing. You may be eligible and are encouraged to contact our lab to schedule an eligibility testing session if you:
1. Are least 18 years old
2. Had a stroke
3. Experienced significant fatigue after your stroke
4. Have access to transportation to/from the lab location provided below
The eligibility language testing session will take up to 2 hours. If you are eligible based on this testing, we will ask you to return to the lab for a second session, which will require 8 hours of your time. During the second session you will be asked to answer some questions about your feelings of sleepiness and fatigue. Then we will record the electrical activity from your brain using electrodes attached to your scalp while you are awake and purposely avoiding sleep. For more information and to schedule an eligibility testing session, contact Dr. Ellyn Riley at 315-443-8688, firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the contact form available on our website (aphasialab.syr.edu).