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Participate in Research at Holland Bloorview

The Bloorview Research Institute is conducting need-based and ground breaking health research. There are many opportunities for research participation in our ongoing studies.

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Finding the Right Research Study

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List of research studies

Quantifying and Overcoming the Effect of Distractions on Cognitive Load in Brain-Computer Interfaces

Summary:

We are looking to measure changes in brain activity during a mental task, and whether this activity is altered when the individual is distracted. This study aims to enhance the real-world applicability of a technology that can allow persons with severe motor impairments to communicate and interact with their environment. Brain electrical activity will be measured using a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG).

Evaluating the usability of a smartphone technology to help youth self-manage their concussion

Summary:

You will test an app we made for kids with concussion. This is the first app being made to help kids manage their own concussion in a fun way, so they can get back to activities they love faster and safer.


Participate in this study:

Are you a healthcare professional involved with concussion? Test a smart phone app!

 


Evaluating the usability of a smartphone technology to help youth self-manage their concussion

Summary:

Test an app that we made for kids with concussion. This is the first app being made to help kids manage their own concussion in a fun way, so they can get back to activities they love faster and safer.


Participate in this study:

Are you a youth who has had a concussion and recovered? Test a smart phone app!

Addressing Primary Health Care Services Gaps for Transition-Aged Youth with Celebral Palsy

Summary:

We are completing a study at Holland Bloorview to understand barriers and enablers experienced by youths with Cerebral Palsy GMFCS IV-V (age 18- 35), their families/caregivers, pediatricians and family physicians when transitioning to age-appropriate primary health care, namely from a pediatrician to a family physician.  

 

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Effective health promotion interventions in adolescents with physical disabilities: Phase 2

Summary:

Our research team that wants to know more about the health promotion programs (exercise, nutrition, education, etc.) that your child has taken part in. We want to know what activities those programs offered to your child and what you liked about them. We also want you to help design new healthy lifestyle program activities. We want to know what you think is important to include in these programs. This information will help us to create new programs that are meaningful to youth.


Participate in this study:

Are you interested in designing, and evaluating healthy lifestyle interventions? Consider participating in a workshop and survey-based research study about determining effective health promotion interventions in adolescents with physical disabilities.

 

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