SICKLE CELL AND PAIN

What is this project about?

We are seeking to better understand sleep and pain in people with Sickle Cell Disease. 

These studies are approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (IRB00100060). The principal investigators are Claudia M. Campbell, PhD, and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD. 

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Am I eligible to participate?

We are looking for volunteers who are diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease and are at least 18 years old. Take the screener here to find out if you might be eligible to participate in this study!

What will I be asked to do for these studies?

Your participation will involve: (1) undergoing a phone screen, (2) attending seven in-person study visits (lasting between 2-5 hours), and (3) completing two online follow-up sessions (lasting ~1 hour each). As part of your 7 in-person study visits, you will undergo two brain imaging sessions with sensory testing, and 5 intervention sessions to target sleep problems. We will also ask you to complete daily surveys during the study.   

Will I be compensated for my time in this study?

Yes! You can earn up to $1,025 for completing all study-related activities. We will also reimburse you for your transportation to study visits. 

How can I find out more information?

For more information, please contact Sydney Jensen at 410-550-4225, or painstudy@jhu.edu

By artist and Sickle Cell Disease advocate, Hertz Nazaire