Participate in Our Studies

Study 1:

Assessment of Risk for Psychosis in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders

Purpose of Research: The purpose of this research study is to measure the effectiveness of early assessments for psychological disorders in Hawaii.

Who is eligible?
Everyone between the ages of 13-35 experiencing symptoms that suggest a risk for psychosis is eligible to participate in the study.

Warning signs for psychosis risk:

  • Trouble at school or work
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
  • Suspiciousness or mistrust of others
  • Changes in the way things look or sound
  • Odd thinking and behavior
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Poor personal hygiene

Benefits of participant

  • Accurate assessment for psychosis risk
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Diagnostic clarification of all psychopathology
  • Clinical consultation

What will participants do?

  • Two 2-3 hour sessions including clinical interviews and questionnaires (e.g., the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders, Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes)
  • Participants will be paid $60 for their time

Whom to Contact:

 

 

Study 2:

Social Cognition, Self-Relevant Information and Psychosis

Purpose of Research:

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the relationship of physical features, social cognition, and the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Who is eligible?

Everyone 18 years of age or older with a current diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

What will participants do?

  • Two 2-3 hour sessions including clinical interviews, measurement of hands, head, and feet, and self-report surveys (e.g., the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders, measurements conducted with calipers, and tape measure)
  • Participants will be paid $30 for each session completed

Whom to Contact:

  • Aaron M. Neis at the Hawai’i Early Assessment Lab, TBD (will be a UH campus phone, pending assignment of a phone number), HEALab@hawaii.edu
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