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ICE - Improving Cognition via Exercise in Schizophrenia

Participants are needed for a research study on the influence of physical exercise on cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 55 years
  • Male, Female

Location

North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Following the baseline research assessment, participants will be randomized into one of two groups, aerobic exercise training or stretching and toning training. Participants in both groups will take part in a 12-week, 3 times per week, 1-hour training program. There will also be assessment at week 6 and at week 12.

Incentives

$265.00 over the course of the study., Possible travel compensation

In-person visits : 36
Total length of participation : 12 weeks

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform disorder
  • Are currently taking antipsychotic medication
  • No more than moderate degree of disorganization

Not eligible if:

  • Street drug use within the past 4 weeks
  • History of severe hypertension or serious cardiac conditions
  • History of active suicidal ideation, serious self-destructive behavior, violence or aggressive behavior (previous 2 years)
  • History of neurological or medical conditions known to seriously affect the brain
  • Currently pregnant or nursing

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Fred Jarskog
Psychiatry - Research

Study Topics

Mental and Emotional Health

IRB Number

17-2167

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