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Pacing and Planning App for Traumatic Brain Injury

Led By Dalton Wolfe, PhD
Research Sponsored by Lawson Health Research Institute
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Experienced a mild traumatic brain injury/concussion
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up approximately 3 years
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will help to improve the app so that it can provide a more personalized experience for users and help with the recovery from concussion.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults who've had a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, diagnosed by a healthcare professional. Participants must have access to a smartphone or tablet and be able to use English for reading and writing. It's not suitable for those without this type of injury, unwilling to share their diagnosis details, under 18, without device access, or unable to understand English.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The Parkwood Pacing and Planning™ app is being tested. This app helps users manage symptoms after a concussion by assigning points for daily activities based on symptom severity. The study aims to enhance the app with personalized features using data analytics and machine learning.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this intervention involves using an application rather than medication, traditional side effects are not expected. However, users may experience frustration if they find the app difficult to use or if it does not meet their expectations in managing symptoms.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I have had a mild concussion.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~approximately 3 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and approximately 3 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Changes in general well-being
Symptom changes
Secondary outcome measures
Change in daily activities and symptoms

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Pacing and Planning AppExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The Pacing and Planning Program is a points system to aid individuals with an acquired brain injury/concussion in planning daily activities and managing symptoms. Activities are allotted various points, depending on the energy the task requires and the symptoms they create. Activities can include anything from grocery shopping to driving or watching TV, etc. Patients are allotted a number of points for a day, and therefore learn to sparingly perform activities. This results in a reduction of symptoms and improved recovery time.

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
The Parkwood Pacing and Planning™ app uses a point system to help patients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) manage their symptoms by planning and pacing their daily activities. This approach is based on the principle of balancing activity and rest to prevent symptom exacerbation. The mechanism of action involves monitoring symptom severity and assigning a daily point maximum, which guides patients in scheduling their activities to stay within their limits. This method helps in reducing cognitive and physical fatigue, promoting gradual recovery, and preventing setbacks. For ABI patients, this is crucial as it empowers them to take control of their rehabilitation process, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Lawson Health Research InstituteLead Sponsor
666 Previous Clinical Trials
414,066 Total Patients Enrolled
St. Joseph's Health Care (SJHC) FoundationUNKNOWN
Cowan FoundationUNKNOWN

Media Library

Parkwood Pacing and Planning™ App Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03957343 — N/A
Acquired Brain Injury Research Study Groups: Pacing and Planning App
Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Trial 2023: Parkwood Pacing and Planning™ App Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03957343 — N/A
Parkwood Pacing and Planning™ App 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03957343 — N/A
~83 spots leftby Dec 2026