Oculomotor Predictors of Recovery from mTBI

Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to examine the changes in eye movements following concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in an effort to uncover variables that predict recovery from head injury.

Procedures

If you agree to participate, we ask that you return for a follow-up visit about 3 months post-injury, during which you will repeat a portion of today’s visit a second time. Specifically, the visit will entail the following activities:

  • Completion of a brief 25-minute cognitive screener assessing current cognitive abilities (e.g., attention, memory, reaction time).
  • Answering a self-report questionnaire about current symptoms, as well as two questionnaires measuring mood-related symptoms, and two questionnaires related to sleep quality/symptoms. This portion of the appointment is estimated to take less than 10 minutes.
  • Completing a brief 10-minute eye-tracking paradigm where you will be required to watch and respond to a series of short tasks with eye movements (e.g., following a moving target with your eye movements, generating eye movements/reactions to specific targets).

Eligibility

  • 18-55 years old
  • Experienced first head injury in the past month

For additional study procedures and eligibility criteria, please contact Gabrielle Hromas:

Age

18 to 65

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Concussion, Concussion - what to ask your doctor - adult, Concussion - what to ask your doctor - child, Neurology

Principal Investigator

Gabrielle Hromas, MA

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

galtomare@ufl.edu

(352) 273-6014


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