The National Osteoporosis Society encourages research projects which aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
On this page you will find links to information on research studies currently being carried out into osteoporosis/bone health and ways that you can get involved.
Effects of expressing views, opinions and emotions in internet forums on wellbeing
The purpose of this study, being conducted by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, is to explore how expressing views, opinions and emotions and other factors influence changes in wellbeing, with the expectation that forum use leads to heightened wellbeing.
This involves completing a short survey at the start of the study and another 1 month later. The initial survey is estimated to take around 20 minutes to complete. To explore how different expressions affect wellbeing, your posts during this time would also be analysed anonymously to identify opinions expressed and emotional words, how often they appear and how positive or negative they are, but you are not obligated to post anything and you can use the site as if you were not involved in a study, and you can also withdraw at any time.
All survey responses are kept confidential. Your name is never stored with the data or with any other information you provide. The information in the study records will be kept confidential.
If you are interested in participating in this study please follow this link https://shusls.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bKqlSZI6ioW8tAp
If you have any questions about participating in this study, please contact the researchers directly:
Brett Pagdin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Cutts, email@example.com
Medicines and Your Quality of Life
Many people are expected to take medicines long term, balancing the risk of potential adverse effects against the perceived benefits, plus coping with the difficulties of managing these on a day- to day basis. Side effects are only one aspect of medicine use which cause difficulties; the burden of medicines use has not be quantified but experiences of using medicines, vary considerably, and many have negative views towards medicines and have difficulties using them .
Medway School of Pharmacy are undertaking a study, using a questionnaire to find out how people who have to take medicines long- term cope with them on a day-to- day basis, and how these medicines affect people’s lives.
If you are interested in participating in this study please follow this link https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eL4Pe16LSij8PzL
Are You Getting Shorter?
Amgen are seeking people to join their research study. Your participation could help osteoporosis research.
- Have you lost noticeable height since the age of your menopause?
- Have you developed kyphosis (dowager’s hump) over the years after your menopause?
You may be eligible to participate in this study.
There are centres in Sheffield, Cambridge, Norwich, Cannock Chase, Warwick and Edinburgh taking part. If you are interested in finding out more about the study you can download more information here http://www.nos.org.uk/document.doc?id=1425
FRESH is for “Fun, Relevant activities to build Energy, Strength and a Healthy balance system”. That’s the kind of physical activities that are promoted in this new website designed for people of all ages but particularly older people. This website will give you information about strength and balance training so that you can do the right kinds of physical activities that are important as we get older.
By answering a few questions, you will help researchers at Bournemouth University who are trying to find the best ways of presenting this information on the Internet.
Visit the website at www.freshbalance.org.uk
The Screening of Older Women for Prevention of fracture study (SCOOP) is a major, randomised controlled trial coordinated by the University of East Anglia over a seven year period. It is designed to test a method of screening for risk of fracture for women aged 70 to 85 years.
If you are conducting research and would like to advertise your study on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Inclusion of studies on this page does not imply endorsement or approval of the project or its outcomes by the National Osteoporosis Society.