Research opportunity: Children's Support Needs after Parental ABI (acquired brain injury)

December 23, 2020

Researchers at Flinders University are conducting a study which aims to develop an age-appropriate interactive digital toolkit of resources to educate and support children and families after a parent sustains an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Children (aged 11-17 years old) and family members are invited to participate in an Australia-wide survey which seeks their opinion on how digital technology could help increase their understanding of brain injury. The results of this study will help researchers understand what brain injury information children and families want to know and assist in the development of new resources to support children and families that they can use on electronic devices, such as an iPad, tablet, computer or mobile phone.

The completion of the survey is by self-initiation and no personal information about the families in your health service will be known by researchers. The survey webpages (see links below) contain a copy of the full participant information sheet.

The Children’s survey can be accessed by clicking here.

The Adult’s survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary.

The project has been approved by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/20/WCHN/70).

More information

If you have any queries or would like more information about the research study, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the researchers:

Kate Dawes, Principal Clinician Social Work, South Australian Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

M: 0421 605 273

E: kate.dawes@sa.gov.au

Associate Professor Maayken van den Berg

E: maayken.vandenberg@flinders.edu.au

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