Participation in Concussion Research
- How to find out about participating in concussion research
Why Participate in Concussion Research?
The GF Strong Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) is often involved in research studies to learn more about the effects of concussion symptoms and which treatments work best.
Our goal is to improve the science behind concussion treatment, and to understand how pediatric concussion can differ among youth. This includes learning who may be at more risk for having concussion symptoms last longer, and how to best manage the symptoms so that youth can get back to enjoying their lives.
What does participating in a research study mean for you and your family?
- Participating in research is voluntary and your treatment at G.F. Strong will not be affected by whether you agree, or not agree to participate.
- If you do decide to participate, you can withdraw at any time.
- If you consider participating, a research assistant will help you and your family understand what the study means for your care- what additional treatments you may receive and what additional tests you may do.
How would you know if this is a valid study?
If you are concerned about the truthfulness and validity of a study, you can ask for the ethics approval which is done by a university appointed ethics board.
You can check if the study is registered with trial.gov or Prospero websites.
How to participate in Concussion Research
If you are interested in participating in concussion research, please let us know and we can let you know what studies we are currently involved in. You can reach out to our clinic at: 604-734-1313 extension 2257.
We are currently recruiting for a study that is assessing two treatments to improve health after concussion that are delivered over a smartphone.