Heat and Shift Work Study for Healthy Volunteers
Protocol: STUDY00003948
Full Title
Recovery Between Consecutive Days of Shift Work
Description
This study enrolls healthy adults ages 18-39. The purpose of this study is to learn about how different people respond to working in the heat for two days in a row. We hope to use this research to eventually reduce the risk for cardiovascular (heart and blood) issues.

The time commitment for being in this study is 8.25 hours spread over 4 visits to our lab. During the study you will wear gear actually used by firefighters while you work in the heat. We will monitor your vital signs using state-of-the-art technologies, including 24-hr heart rate monitoring, motion sensors, and the environmental chamber. Visits take place at UB's South Campus in Buffalo, NY.

Technical Description

The purpose of this study is to determine differences in physiological recovery between two consecutive days of simulated fire suppression work. The secondary purpose is to determine differences in heat gain and heat loss between two consecutive days of simulated fire suppression work.
Compensation: Yes
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Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Eligibility
Adults ages 18-39.
Generally healthy.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: Riana Pryor
Contact(s)
Nathan Bartman
nbartman@buffalo.edu
+1 518-269-0081
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email ctsiresearch@buffalo.edu and someone will assist you.