Clinical Trials / Research Studies
Clinical Trials / Research Studies

Cerebral Palsy Bone Health Study for Children 5 to 10 Years Old

Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children's is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to learn more about bone health in children with cerebral palsy, as well as some healthy children as a comparison group.

Who can participate?

Children 5 to 10 years old who have cerebral palsy may be eligible to participate. We will also recruit a group of healthy children 5 to 10 years old to participate.


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes

What will happen in the study?

This study includes one study visit to Cincinnati Children’s that will take about 90 minutes.

Your child will:

  • Have his or her height, weight, and tibia (leg bone) length measured
  • Have imaging to look at bone health
  • Have a blood draw
  • Have a physical exam completed by the study doctor

A parent will also complete some surveys about medical history, diet, and physical activities.

You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

There are no benefits to your child for taking part in this research study. However, we hope to learn more about determinants of bone health in children with cerebral palsy.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

This is a “minimal risk” study, which means that the risks of participating are the same as ordinary daily life or routine doctor visits. We will discuss possible risks and discomforts in more detail with those interested in learning more about the study.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Participants will receive $50 for full participation.


Contact Us.Emily Smith

Study Doctor

Contact Us.Halley Wasserman, MD
Division of Endocrinology
Cincinnati Children’s

Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD
Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s