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Current research studies

Studies currently seeking participants

October/November 2018

Diabetes community exercise programme (DCEP)

The Diabetes Community Exercise Programme (DCEP) is an inter-professional, coordinated, patient-centred, whānau-supported package of care specifically developed to target Māori and Pacific people and those living in low socioeconomic areas. 

Seeking participants who have been diagnosed with type II diabetes and are aged 35 years.

If you are thinking of joining the study, you can read more here. 

For further information on the study and the research see otago.ac.nz/dcep


Does wearing a knee sleeve influence recovery following ACL reconstruction?

Men and women who have undergone an ACL reconstruction (at least 6 months, but less than 3 years previously) and are aged between 18 and 40 years can take part in this project. Further project and registration details. 


An integrative Tai Chi (ANITA) programme for breast cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment

This study trial an integrative Tai Chi (ANITA) program (consisting of peer support, health education, and Tai Chi exercise) designed around the specific needs for breast cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

We are aiming to invite 24 adults, both men and women, have completed breast cancer surgery at least 4 weeks ago, and are waiting for, or currently undergoing, cancer treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or hormonal therapy).

For further information on the study and the research visit this dedicated information page. 


Rheumatoid arthritis and pain study

This study will provide insights about the modifiable factors influencing central sensitization, and will lead to designing targeted interventions to minimize sensitization, thereby helping to facilitate treatment.

We are inviting adults (25-75 years) who are living with Rheumatoid arthritis and have chronic joint pain in at least one or more joints.

To register your interest in the study, email us at clinicalresearch.physio@otago.ac.nz


Why does my shoulder hurt?

Seeking men and women, aged 40 years or older, with shoulder pain for more than 3 months.  

For further information on the study visit the recruitment page.