*Understanding Concussion Reporting Among Student Athletes
 
This study is being conducted by Jennifer Sorochan, BA (jennifer.sorochan@unb.ca), a doctoral graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), and K. Troy Harker, PhD (kharker@unb.ca), assistant professor at UNB. 

There is evidence that despite being knowledgeable about symptom recognition and return to play (RTP) protocol, athletes still do not always report symptoms or follow RTP protocol. Researchers at UNB are interested in gaining a better perspective on symptom reporting and RTP adherence by using a theoretical framework to identify attitudes and beliefs about reporting behaviours. From these findings, strategies may be employed to provide student athletes with more effective pre-season intervention.  

To participate, you must be a student athlete on a Canadian college or university competitive team or club (unfortunately, intramural and community athletes are not eligible for this study). Both athletes who have and have never experienced concussion are eligible and encouraged to participate.

Participation is voluntary. You may decline to answer any questions, and you are free to withdraw from the research, and to withdraw any data pertaining to yourself, at any time, without penalty. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to fill out an online survey about attitudes and beliefs regarding symptom reporting, as well as questions about every-day functioning, like problem solving and staying organized. At the end of the survey you will be asked if you would like to be sent a copy of the results.

Most people take between 20-30 minutes to answer all questions, depending on their concussion history. All responses are kept private and confidential and at no point will any identifying information such as your name be connected to your answers. As thanks for your participation, you will be entered into a draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board of the University of New Brunswick and is on file as REB 2018-082. If you have any concerns about your rights or treatment as a research participant in this study, please contact the Acting Chair of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, Dr. Biljana Stevanovski at 506-458-7693 (bstevano@unb.ca).

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