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Painless Childhood Study on Stomach Bacteria

What is the purpose of this study?

We are doing this research study to look at the bacteria in the stomach of children.

Who can participate in this study?

Children between 4-12 years of age can participate in this study. We are looking for four groups of children in this age range:

  • Children with autism, with and without stomach pain
  • Siblings of children with autism, with no stomach pain
  • Children without autism and with no stomach pain
  • Children without autism and with stomach pain

What will happen during this study?

The study includes two visits and a completing a two-week diary of food, stool and stomach pain.

  • The first study visit involves getting consent or approval, providing study information, doing a cheek swab, and receiving surveys that can be done at the visit or taken home.
  • The second study visit involves getting back the completed surveys, getting a stool specimen and being reimbursed for your time.

Participating is easy, and there is no pain involved with either of the two study visits. 


Who can I contact for more information?

For more details, please contact Caitlin Hayes at 614-722-3470. This study is funded by Autism Speaks.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000