Survey

Researchers in the nutrition and biodesign programs at Arizona State University (ASU) are conducting a research study to investigate the effects of natural food-based supplements on immune system responsiveness:  curcumin (from turmeric) and palmitoylethanolamide (from egg yolk and peanuts).  We are recruiting adults who recently tested positive for COVID-19 (less than 2 weeks) and displayed mild or no symptoms.  We are inviting your participation in the screening process, which will consist of answering questions regarding health history, demographics, and scheduling availability. This research will require two visits to the test site located in the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC) building on the ASU downtown Phoenix campus for blood draws.  You have the right not to answer any question, and to stop participation at any time. We are recruiting healthy adults ≥18 years of age. Your participation in this screening process is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the survey at any time, there will be no penalty. Your responses to this survey will not be linked to your name but may be used in aggregate form for publications and presentations. If you meet the criteria for this study, you will be contacted for further screening.  If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact Samantha Fessler, a doctoral student in the nutrition program at ASU, at sfessler@asu.edu. You may also contact Dr. Carol Johnston, ASU Nutrition Professor who is leading this study at carol.johnston@asu.edu. If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, at (480) 965-6788.

Completion of this survey will indicate your consent to participate in this screening.  You will be contacted by investigators (via e-mail) to schedule an appointment, should you qualify.

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* 1. Please provide your email address.

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* 2. How old are you in years?

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* 3. Please select your gender.

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* 4. What is your height in inches? (5 feet = 60 inches) (6 feet = 72 inches)

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* 5. What is your current weight in pounds?

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* 6. Are you a student or employee at Arizona State University (ASU)?

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* 7. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

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* 8. Have you been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders, asthma, or other chronic illness?

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* 9. Are you currently taking any prescription medications for chronic conditions?

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* 10. Do you currently smoke (including vaping) or consume >14 alcoholic drinks per week?

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* 11. Are you allergic to any foods or supplements?

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* 12. If female, are you pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant within the next 6 months, or breastfeeding?

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* 13. Do you consider yourself healthy?

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* 14. Are you currently experiencing any respiratory tract symptoms or other symptoms linked to COVID-19?

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* 15. On average, how many minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity do you perform weekly? (e.g., exercise that breaks a sweat)?

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* 16. Are you willing to meet with the investigators on the ASU downtown campus on two occasions to provide a blood sample? 

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* 17. Are you willing to consume a dietary supplement in pill form (either curcumin or palmitoylethanolamide) or placebo daily for four weeks? 

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* 18. Would you like us to contact you for future opportunities to participate in nutrition research at ASU?

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