Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition concussion
Treatment symptom elicitiation
Sponsor University of Pennsylvania
Collaborator Carnegie Mellon University
Start date December 2015
End date September 2016
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02626650, HS15-334

Summary

College athletes will be recruited to complete a voluntary online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes. In this survey, they will answer a series of questions related to the concussion symptoms they have experienced in their recent sports season, their opinions related to concussions and concussion treatment, and demographics.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose basic science
Arm
(Active Comparator)
This is the baseline condition. When asked to indicate concussion symptoms (or most other kinds of symptoms for medical conditions), people usually place a check mark next to each symptom they have experienced.
symptom elicitiation
Survey procedure, people check or uncheck symptoms they have or haven't experienced. We randomly assign participants to only one of these symptom elicitation procedures.
(Experimental)
Participants place a check mark next to each symptom they have NOT experienced in the most recent sports season.
symptom elicitiation
Survey procedure, people check or uncheck symptoms they have or haven't experienced. We randomly assign participants to only one of these symptom elicitation procedures.
(Experimental)
To begin, all symptoms will be automatically checked. Participants are told to remove a check mark from each symptom they have experienced in the most recent sports season.
symptom elicitiation
Survey procedure, people check or uncheck symptoms they have or haven't experienced. We randomly assign participants to only one of these symptom elicitation procedures.
(Experimental)
To begin, all symptoms will be automatically checked. Participants are told to remove a check mark from each symptom they have NOT experienced in the most recent sports season.
symptom elicitiation
Survey procedure, people check or uncheck symptoms they have or haven't experienced. We randomly assign participants to only one of these symptom elicitation procedures.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Number of symptoms
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Perceived risk of concussions
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes
Concern about concussions
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes
Concern about concussions for health
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes
Beliefs about responses to concussions
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes
Estimated number of concussions
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes
Knowledge about concussions
time frame: Through survey completion, an average of 12 minutes

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Collegiate athlete (identified by staff at each cooperating institution) Exclusion Criteria: - Under age of 18

Additional Information

Official title Recent Experiences and Presentation Format: Study of Concussion Symptom Elicitation
Description College athletes will be recruited to complete a voluntary online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes. In this survey, they will answer a series of questions related to the concussion symptoms they have experienced in their recent sports season, their opinions related to concussions and concussion treatment, and demographics. Of interest, participants will indicate what concussion symptoms they have recently experienced in one of four formats, to which they will be randomly assigned. Participants will either *check the symptoms they have experienced, *check the symptoms they have not experienced, *uncheck the symptoms they have experienced, or *uncheck the symptoms they have not experienced. It is believed that an alternative method of reporting symptoms that requires participants to indicate the symptoms they have not experienced will lead them to report having experienced a greater number of symptoms, based on past research regarding inclusion vs. exclusion modes of thought.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Pennsylvania.