NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium
The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effects of concussions associated with sport participation on an athlete’s neurological health.
Should you choose to participate in the study you will be asked to complete the items below each year prior to your competitive season (annual baseline), and again should you have a diagnosed concussion: (a) within 48 hours of injury; (b) daily symptom checks (following 48 hrs; until symptom free); and (c) when you are symptom free and cleared to begin return-to-play. You will also complete an exit assessment at the end of your final athletic season or academic year.
- Personal and FamilyHistory
- Neurocognitive Assessment
- Neurological Status
- Postural Stability
- Clinical Reaction Time
- Quality of Life
Once this research study is completed, any information that could identify you might be removed from any identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens collected and that, after such removal, the information or biospecimens could be used for future research studies or distributed to another investigator for future research studies without additional informed consent from you or your legally authorized representative.
- Only available to varsity level athletes of NCAA sports, cheerleaders, and service academy cadets at the University of Florida
For questions about this study, please contact Kelli Agrawal:
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KeywordsConcussion, Concussion - what to ask your doctor - adult, Concussion - what to ask your doctor - child, Neurology
Principal InvestigatorJames Clugston, MD
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