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Current research studies

Studies currently seeking participants

August/September 2019


Do you have high blood pressure?

This study is about the identification of adults with high blood pressure resistant to drugs and its relationship with breath pauses during sleep.  Contact:  clinicalresearch.physio@otago.ac.nz or 0800687 489


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