Seeking research participants

Melissa Poindexter

Research volunteers needed! Do you have knee pain? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a four-month research study looking at effects of raspberries in improving joint function and reducing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. If you are between 45-79 years old and otherwise healthy and mobile you may qualify. Participants will consume freeze dried raspberries made into a juice or a juice without raspberries for four months and undergo range of motion measurement, complete pain and physical activity questionnaires and provide a blood specimen three times during the study. Estimated time commitment is 3 hours 45 minutes total during three visits to the study site. Benefits include: promotion of joint health, measurements of height and weight, range of motion and gait analysis. Upon completion, you will receive a compensation of $100 for your time in partial payments of $50 at the midpoint and final follow-up visits.

If interested, please contact Shanil Juma, PhD at [email protected] or  940-898-2704.