We are excited to be involved with
several research studies to better understand sport related concussion
in the young athlete.
The Effects of
Headache on Health-Related Quality of Life in
Following Sport-Related Concussion.
Funded by the National Headache Foundation. March 2009-June 2010
The goal of this project is to
assess the headache-related quality of life and to collect "sport
injury impact" narratives from adolescents with sport-related
concussion, identify the meanings they attribute to that concussion,
and qualitatively determine the effects of concussion and headache on
The effect of
sport-related concussion on cognition, balance, symptoms and
health-related quality of life in adolescent athletes.
Funded by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic
Equipment (NOCSAE). February 2010-June 2012.
This project aims to: 1) assess
the immediate and prolonged effects of concussion on HRQOL in
adolescent athletes, 2) asses the relationship between the measures of
impairment (cognition, balance and symptoms) and disability (HRQOL), 3)
compare the effect of sport related concussion and musculoskeletal
injury on HRQOL in adolescent athletes within the first 10 days
post-injury and 4) collect "sport concussion impact" narratives from
adolescents with sport related concussion, identify the meanings they
attribute to that concussion, and qualitatively determine the affects
of concussion on their HRQOL.
Evaluating the Influence of Concussion Education on Knowledge,
Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Concussion among Youth Athletes,
Coaches, and Parents.
Funded by the National Operating Committee on Standard s for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). February 2012.
The aim of this project is to to describe the knowledge, attitudes,
and behaviors regarding concussion among a group of youth athletes,
parents, and coaches and to evaluate the effectiveness of two pre-season
educational interventions on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors
regarding concussion among these same individuals.