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ACTIVE STUDY: The Persistent Effect of Concussion History on Gait Outcomes and Lower Extremity Biomechanics associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk

Approval Status: Approved
Number: 69
Submission Date October 5, 2022
Is this study IRB-Approved? Yes
Date of NEXT IRB Review: 04/19/2023
Full Study Name: The Persistent Effect of Concussion History on Gait Outcomes and Lower Extremity Biomechanics associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk
Short Study Name: The effect of concussion history on complex jump-landing and walking tasks
College / Affiliation College of Health Sciences
Relevant Research Categories
Location of Study: University of Delaware STAR Campus, 540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713
Description of Study:

The primary goal of this project is to investigate the persistent effect of concussion on gait outcomes and landing biomechanics suggestive of lower extremity musculoskeletal injury risk. We will examine the differences in gait outcomes, the effect of task difficulty during jump-landing tasks, and the clinical utility of a jump-landing screening tool between individuals with and without a concussion in the past year. This study will advance the knowledge of subsequent injury risk following concussion, enhance the evidence-based practices for clinicians in concussion management, and identify areas for interventions in concussion rehabilitation.

Will participants be compensated for participation?
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:

To qualify to participate in this study, all participants need to

Physically active individuals between the ages of 18 – 25
Without any severe lower extremity injury history that required surgery (ex: anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] tear)
Without any lower extremity injury history in the past six months that has resulted in physical activity time loss for more than three days
Without a history of moderate/severe traumatic brain Injury; vestibular disorders/vertigo/motion sickness/Meniere’s disease, or brain surgery
Free from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disability, and seizure disorder
Not currently being treated for a concussion
Not currently taking medication that affects balance or attention

“How to Apply” Description:

This study investigates jump-landing and walking tasks in Physically active individuals with and without a concussion history. The testing will be one session requiring 3 hours. If you would like to know more about this study, please contact me at 346-561-4446 or tsungyeh@udel.edu

How to Apply Link:
How to Apply Email: tsungyeh@udel.edu
Contact Name: Tsung-Yeh
Contact Last Kaminski
Contact Email: tsungyeh@udel.edu
Phone: 3465614446
PI Name: Thomas
PI Last Kaminski
PI Email: kaminski@udel.edu