Who can participate?
Healthy children and teens 10 to 17 years old and a parent may be eligible to participate.
What will happen in the study?
This study involves three visits over the course of about 7 months. Each visit will last about 3 hours each. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study:
Children and teens will:
- Complete a questionnaire about your feelings, relationship with your parents, and your health
- Complete tasks which include listening to different sounds, looking at checkerboard images, and doing movements with your fingers
- Be placed in a machine called an MRI to view your brain. The machine is like a giant tube which is open at both ends. You will be in that tube for one-and-a-half hours. Pillows will be used to keep your head still. We will take several breaks, but you will need to stay in the tube during these breaks.
- Be tested to see how their body reacts when things change, like the temperature, vibrations and pressure on the body.
- Provide a urine sample to test for drugs. Your doctor and parent will be informed if the test result is positive.
- Complete a pregnancy test if you are a sexually active female. Your doctor and parent will be informed if the test result is positive
Parents will complete a series of questionnaires during each visit that ask about your feelings, your relationship with your child, your health, your child’s overall health.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
The information learned from this study may eventually help children and teens with complex regional pain syndrome.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
This study has minimal risks as there are no known long-term effects of MRI procedures on the body. Any possible risks and discomforts will be discussed with participants and parents interested in learning more about the study.