Study Recruitment Request: Amplifying Black Voices in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

If you know a potential participant who may be interested in participating in the study, please share the recruitment flyer attached to this email. Rehabilitation providers will be provided with a conversation script to discuss this research opportunity with potential clients who meet the eligibility criteria for the study. If you are interested in participating, are willing to help with recruitment, or have any questions and would like more information about this research study, please contact Samira Omar at [email protected] or please call 416 946-0898.

Appendix C – Recruitment Flyer for Black Survivors of TBI and their Informal and Formal Caregivers_Version 2

Study title: Amplifying Black Voices in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Critical Examination of the Narratives of Black Survivors and their Caregivers

You are being invited to participate in a research study about the rehabilitation experiences of Black people who live with or care for someone with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

You are eligible for this study if you:

  • Self-identity and are living with a traumatic brain injury,
  • Have experienced or are currently receiving rehabilitation in Canada,
  • Self-identity as Black or someone who is from the African diaspora,
  • Communicate, speak, read, write in English language,
  • Be over 18 years of age,
  • Sign legal documents on their own and provide legal consent to participate in a one-on-one interview.

We will be speaking to self-identified Black people who:

a)Self-identity and are living with a traumatic brain injury and have experienced or are currently receiving rehabilitation in Canada –Black Survivors

b)Informal unpaid family members or friends(such as parents, grandparents, and/or siblings) providing support with activities of daily living for someone who is Black and is experiencing or living with a traumatic brain injury in Canada OR, a community advocate and/or spiritual leader, and others working for and with Black communities and holding experiential knowledge and lived experience of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation –Black Family Caregivers

c)Formal caregivers of persons living with a traumatic brain injury including paid rehabilitation care provider such as rehabilitation nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and/or personal support workers working across the care continuum (ex: in-patient, outpatient, community) with experience working with individuals who are experienced a traumatic brain injury and are visibly Black –Black Formal Rehabilitation Providers

All participants must communicate, speak, read, write in English language, be over 18 years of age, and sign legal documents on their own and provide legal consent to participate in a one-on-one interview.

Participation in this study consists of engagement in two 60-90 minute virtual or telephone interviews to share your experiences. The interviews will occur at a time that is safe and convenient for you. All interviews will take place either over video conferencing software (i.e., Zoom), or on the phone. Compensation will be provided for your time.

 

If you are interested in participating, we will send you a research package. This research package includes a description of the study and its objectives, a consent form to be signed and returned to us electronically or by mail, a list of interview questions so you can think about them ahead of time, instructions on how to connect to connect virtually on Zoom and on phone, and a list of local resources for emotional support services.

If you know a potential participant who may be interested in participating in the study, please share the recruitment flyer attached to this email. Rehabilitation providers will be provided with a conversation script to discuss this research opportunity with potential clients who meet the eligibility criteria for the study. If you are interested in participating, are willing to help with recruitment, or have any questions and would like more information about this research study, please contact Samira Omar at [email protected] or please call 416 946-0898.

Concussion Research Symposium

 

 

Event

 

The Canadian Concussion Centre’s 8th Annual Concussion Research Symposium

Date Friday, February 26, 2021
Location

 

Virtual

 

For More Information:
Email [email protected]uhn.ca
Website

 

https://events.myconferencesuite.com/ConcussionSymp2021/page/Program

 

Highlights:

Ø  Exercise as a treatment for concussion and persistent symptoms

Ø  Tele-therapy treatment of persisting concussion-related mental health disorders

Ø  Headache treatment

Ø  Vestibular physiotherapy treatment for concussion

Ø  Pediatric patients

Ø  Research into Canada’s first school-based concussion curriculum

Ø  Prevention of concussion

Ø  Update on pathological findings after repetitive concussions

Ø  Update on biomarkers for CTE

Ø  Recent research into the imaging of concussion and persisting symptoms