Evaluating the Usability of a Novel Concussion Web Portal for High School Students and Staff

Evaluating the Usability of a Novel Concussion Web Portal for High School Students and Staff


We have built a new concussion web portal for high school students and teachers, and we want to see if it is usable. This portal was developed to provide students and staff with concussion resources as well as the tools to create a concussion council and a concussion awareness campaign within their school. We want to know if high school students and staff are able to use the new web portal, what they like and don’t like about the web portal, and what they would change.


Nick Reed, PhD

Participate in this study

Are you a high school student or staff member? Considering participating in our study.

Who can participate

Youth aged 12 – 19 who are attending high school or have attended high school in the past 2 months and high school staff are eligible to participate.

What's Involved

Study participants will attend one research session at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital or at their school. In the research session, the participant will use a new concussion web portal, complete tasks, and provide feedback on the web portal. Participants will complete surveys, as well as an interview about their experience using the web portal. Participants will receive a small token of appreciation ($10 gift card), to thank them for their time.


November 2018

Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Andrea Hickling at ahickling@hollandbloorview.ca with your interest, and we will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.

Funding Agency

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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