Athlete Brain Health and Aging Study

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    May 31, 2023
  • sponsor
    HHS/National Institutes of Health
Updated on 19 January 2023
Investigator
Nino Nadareishvili
Primary Contact
Online Study Center (online study) Contact
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Accepts healthy volunteers

Summary

The Athlete Brain Health and Aging Study is currently conducting research on former D1 collegiate athletes and former NFL players above the age of 30. Participation in the study will assist with our understanding of the impact of concussion, sub-concussive head injury, and sport participation on men’s health and well-being. The study will take 60-90 minutes through video conferencing and has an optional visit to Duke University for in-person testing. Individuals will be compensated up to $175 for their participation in the study.

Description

This project explores innovative approaches to address functional, cognitive, and psychosocial vulnerabilities in concussed men, and may ultimately reduce the risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and Alzheimer’s disease resulting from concussions. A cohort of former collegiate football players and a cohort of retired NFL athletes will be prospectively studied and compared against socio-demographically matched control groups of men from the general population on a wide array of functional and psychosocial measures. The research activities include a health questionnaire and cognitive assessment & test battery completed over Zoom with a member of the research team. As a multi-site study with Duke University, participants who can go to Duke University will complete the cognitive assessment there, as well as provide blood and urine samples and complete an MRI. The in-person visit takes four to five hours on a single day and travel compensation is provided.

Details
Condition Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, Male, Age 30+, Former NFL Player, Former D1 Football Player, Former D1 Athlete, Speaks English, US Resident
Clinical Study IdentifierTX310265
SponsorHHS/National Institutes of Health
Last Modified on19 January 2023

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Adult males age 30 and older
Former NFL and Division I football players
Former Division 1 Non-Contact Athlete (Baseball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Rifle, Rowing, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball)
Fluent in English
Resident of USA

Exclusion Criteria

Under the age of 30
Women
Diagnosis of dementia (In-Person Only)
History of a learning disability or developmental delay (In-Person Only)
Implanted metal devices/if ever worked with metal (In-Person Only)
Claustrophobia (In-Person Only)
History of neurological injury or disease (severe head trauma, seizures, strokes, prior neurosurgery, or currently under the care of a neurologist or neurosurgeon)
Lesions on conventional MRI (In-Person Only)
Substance abuse dependence (except for nicotine and cannabis)
Axis I psychiatric disorders (except PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Other specific phobias, Anxiety not otherwise specified, and Depression)
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