UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Physical Activity and Pain Perception
Official Title

Association Between Exercise and Centrally-Mediated Pain Perception


We are studying the association between fitness levels and the perception of musculoskeletal pain. 

We are inviting healthy, sedentary (don’t regularly exercise or exercise less than 100 minutes a week) adults between the ages of 18 and 45 to participate in a study involving temporary cold- and pressure-sensations on the arm and hand. 

The study involves temporary cold- and pressure-sensations on the arm and hand. Visits also includes questionnaires, wearing an activity monitor for 1 week, and a 3-minute submaximal fitness assessment. 

The study will consist of two visits approximately 1 week apart:

1st visit takes approximately 30 minutes & the 2nd visit takes approximately 45 minutes.

Compensation provided.

Start Date
February 3, 2014
End Date
December 12, 2014
Gender Preference
Age Group
18 - 45 years
Principal Investigator
Laura Frey-Law
Contact Info

Jackie Loesche or Shannon Merkle @ 319-335-9795

or Jacquelyn-loesche@uiowa.edu or shannon-merkle@uiowa.edu


Physical Rehabilitation Science
exercise ; fitness ; healthy sedentary adults ; pain ;

We welcome your feedback! Please help us improve your experience on our website by completing a brief survey.