Knowledge Retention Study

Current Study:

  • Concussion Awareness Program Knowledge Retention Evaluation

Research Ethic Board Institution:

  • REB Protocol #6007834

Study Aim:

  • Therefore, a main objective of the Concussion Awareness Program (CAP) is to address concussion and associated risks within the entire cohort of seventh grade students in PEI. The CAP is not restricted by specific sport, economic status, geographic barriers, or cultural differences. The CAP initiative will require education presentations to more than 1700 students across the province at 30 schools. The CAP aims to target an inclusive sample of all seventh grade students across the Prince Edward Island Public Schools Branch. By presenting the CAP educational modules to students within this age cohort it is expected that it will effect positive change in attitudes about concussion within an age appropriate cohort.

Study Procedures:

  • If you choose to consent to the research study, the research group will be administering a basic concussion knowledge survey. The identical surveys will be administered at three separate time periods to each student: a pre-educational survey, an immediate post educational program survey and a two-week post program survey. The aim of these surveys will be to measure the student’s pre-existing knowledge of concussion, the efficacy of the educational program and the knowledge retention of the students.

What is the time Commitment?

  • The basic concussion knowledge survey consists of 10 questions and will take approximately 15 minutes for each attempt, for a total duration of 45 minutes.

Am I eligible?

  • Any student or athlete who is in grade 7 is eligible to participate in the study.

Program Coordinator Contact information:

  • Matthew Gallant, B.Sc, Kinesiology.

Research Coordinator


Phone: 902-566-0827

Health Centred Research Clinic, Steel Building UPEI