The following research studies are currently seeking participants. Please read the study details to see if you meet the criteria for taking part. 

Help Research About Dizziness

The Cardiff University Dizzy Lab are developing a new questionnaire to help clinicians and researchers better understand different triggers and environments that evoke dizziness (and the feelings of anxiety that sometimes accompany them).

The aim is to improve research, the consistency of diagnosis and the assessment of rehabilitation approaches.

Anyone who is experiencing dizziness of any kind can take part because we want to ensure our questionnaire can tell the difference between different conditions (e.g. PPPD, vestibular migraine, Meniere's Disease, BPPV, vestibular neuritis, etc). You need to be over 18 to take part.

The study has two stages: Stage 1 is a 15-minute survey and Stage 2 is an optional 5-minute follow-up two weeks later. 

You can take the survey using this link, on computer, tablet or phone (the layout is better on bigger screens, but it should work fine on phones).

Please visit this link to find out more and take the survey: https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bODOmZmlVJcuj4y

Thank you very much for participating.

 

Do you have Persistent Postural Perceptual Disorder (3PD)?

PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: Volunteers required aged 18+ with a 3PD diagnosis and no cardiac, neurological, ophthalmological or psychiatric conditions

STARDUST is a UK-wide study to investigate the causes of 3PD symptoms, so that we can ultimately design new therapies

Participants will visit our Manchester laboratories to take part in simple experiments (some in VR) assessing their perception of movement. You will also need to undergo a screening interview and complete some baseline tests (IQ, visual acuity) and questionnaires to characterise symptoms.

Participants will be compensated for their time & reasonable travel expenses

If you are interested please contact: Dr. Joshua Haynes joshua.haynes@manchester.ac.uk to find out more.

Visit this link for more information.

Additionally, family and friends may wish to take part too as Control Participants are also needed for this study to help understand some of the causes of chronic dizziness.

CONTROL PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: Healthy volunteers required aged 18+ with normal or corrected to normal eyesight.

STARDUST is a UK-wide study to investigate the causes of chronic dizziness symptoms, so we can design new therapies.

Participants will visit our Manchester laboratories to take part in simple experiments (some in VR) assessing their perception of movement. You will also need to complete some baseline tests (IQ, visual acuity) and questionnaires.

Participants will be compensated for their time & reasonable travel expenses.

If you are interested please contact Dr. Joshua Haynes: joshua.haynes@manchester.ac.uk to find out more and visit this link for more information.

Patient/Public Involvement (PPI) Event for Patients with Ménière’s 

The University of Birmingham have just started a study to develop a new balance diagnostic test, the EVS study. This is a four-year project and will recruit patients with unilateral Ménière’s and Vestibular Schwannoma from Queen Elizabeth Hospital and to compare the new balance EVS test response against established tests (e.g. Caloric, vHIT, VEMPs).

They are looking for 10-15 people to attend a PPI event at Birmingham University. The purpose of the event would be to gain patient opinions of the research design, including any concerns/suggestions about our testing protocol with respect to practicalities, comfort etc.

Travel expenses and lunch will be provided. If you are in the Birmingham area and would like to attend, please email: balancestudy@contacts.bham.ac.uk or m.carvalhogaspar@bham.ac.uk

 

 

Have you been diagnosed with Ménière's disease?

This study is looking for individuals diagnosed with Ménière’s disease who are being treated in the South-West of England. Click the image for more information. If you are in this region and would like to find out more about taking part in this study, please email ms893@exeter.ac.uk.

 

 

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