Are you a 18 to 40 year old female not currently on birth control? Have you been diagnosed with a concussion in the past 30 days? You may be eligible for a research study to evaluate how concussion affects women’s menstrual cycles and health. Compensation is provided.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how concussion affects women’s menstrual cycles and health. This is a very understudied area and will be the first study of its kind. The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of the impact of concussions on menstrual cycles. This understanding will help determine better and more targeted clinical care for females following concussions to reduce negative consequences such as cycle disruption, bone loss, decreased energy, increased stress, and mental health issues.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- females 18 to 40 years old
- not currently taking a hormonal birth control
- diagnosed with a concussion in the past 30 days
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
There will be five visits for this study
- 30 days post enrollment
- 90 days post enrollment
- 6 months post enrollment
- 12 months post enrollment.
IRB: STUDY23010206A- Women’s Multi-Domain Evaluation of Neurobiological Health Following Concussion
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Dr. Anthony P. Kontos is Research Director for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. He has specialized in concussion research for 18 years and has over 220 peer-reviewed publications and over 380 professional presentations. His research is funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and National Football League and focuses on active, precision treatments and clinical trials; risk factors; neurocognitive/neuromotor effects; psychological issues; and concussion in military, pediatric, and sport populations. Dr. Kontos is a fellow and past-president of the Society for Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and Eastern Psychological Association. He also co-authored (with Dr. Collins) Concussion: A Clinical Profile Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment.