Return to School after Traumatic Brain Injury:  University Study

Ann Glang, PhD and Deanne Unruh, PhD, researchers from the University of Oregon (UO) and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are conducting a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of a return to school model of services and supports for students with concussion or brain injury.  Researchers are partnering with school districts in Central Oregon and Southwestern Ohio to select research participants among students.

What am I being asked to do?  If your child sustains a concussion/brain injury, you are being asked to give permission for the school to provide your contact information to research staff, so they may contact you to explain the research activities. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the study. At that time, you and your child can decide whether to participate or not.

Do I have to do this?  No. It is voluntary (your choice) whether you participate.

Benefits:  There is no direct benefit, but the proposed study is a critical step toward developing an evidence-based program to support students with concussion/TBI upon return to school.

What  If  I  have  questions?  If you have any questions about this  project, please contact Caitlyn Hanes at hanesc1@udayton.edu.  If you have any questions about your child’s rights in a research project, contact Research Compliance Services, University of Oregon, Eugene,  OR  97403.  The phone number is (541) 346-2510. 

If you agree to give permission for the school to provide your contact information to research staff only IF your child sustains a concussion/brain injury, you do not need to do anything.  (Please Note:  Participants would only include students who sustain a concussion or other TBI through participation in school-related events, not the general school district population.)  

If you do not agree to give permission for the school to provide your contact information to  research staff if your child sustains a concussion/brain injury, please follow the link for more information.  You may also contact Caitlyn Hanes directly at the University of Dayton via email at hanesc1@udayton.edu.