Title: Building capacity of sports resource providers-Uganda: Training on the Management of Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Uganda

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shelina Babul, Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics, Canada

Co-Investigators: Samuel Lubega, PhD Candidate Med (Exercise Science), University of Cape Town, Department of Human Biology

Study Contact: Kate Turcotte, Researcher: kturcotte@bcchr.ca

 

INVITATION AND PURPOSE

You are being invited to participate in an evaluation of a concussion information session. The goal of this pilot study is to support the standardization of concussion recognition and management in Uganda, East Africa through the adoption of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (www.cattonline.com).

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AND WHAT HAPPENS IF I SAY YES?

You can take part in this study if:

  • You are attending today's session as a health professional, coach, sport managers, or other person who works with athletes in Uganda.
  • Able to spend 10 minutes completing an online survey now, as well as future online surveys.

 

If you decide to take part in the study, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete this survey asking for your email address, and asking about your demographics, experience and knowledge of concussion.
  • Complete another survey immediately following the information session.
  • You will be contacted through your email account to complete a survey in 3-6 months period.

 

CAN I DECLINE THE STUDY OR CHANGE MY MIND AFTER I SAY YES?

You can participate in the concussion educational session whether you participate in the study or not. Taking part in this study is voluntary, so you can opt out of the survey with no negative consequences. You can stop the survey at any time.

 

ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS AND/OR RISKS?

We do not expect that taking part in the study will provide any direct benefit to you. There will be no costs to you to take part in the study. You will not be paid for the time you take to participate. We do not expect any risks to you taking part in this study.

 

HOW WILL YOU KEEP MY PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVATE?

If you decide to take part in this study, you can expect that:

  1. Any information you share with the researchers is kept private and only used for the study.
  2. Your email address will only be used to contact you to complete a survey for this study.
  3. Your survey answers will be automatically combined with all the other participants', so they will not be able to be traced directly back to you.
  4. You will not be identified in any publications or reports of the study results.
  5. All study data will be stored in Vancouver, Canada.

 

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE A CONCERN OR A COMPLAINT?

If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics in Vancouver, Canada at 604-822-8598, or if long distance call toll free within Canada 1-877-822-8598 or e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca. Please reference the study number (H19-02101) when contacting the Complaint Line so the staff can better assist you.

 

Giving my consent to participate means:

  • I have read and understood the information on this page
  • I have had enough time to think about the information and ask for advice if needed
  • I have been able to ask questions and have had satisfactory responses to my questions
  • I understand that all of the information collected will be kept private and the results will only be used for scientific purposes
  • I understand that I am free to withdraw from the study at any time without explaining my reason to do so and that my decision to withdraw will not affect my medical care
  • I understand that I am not waiving any of my legal rights by completing the survey
  • I understand that there is no guarantee that this study will provide any benefits to me
  • I voluntarily consent to take part in this research study
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