Page 1: Participant Information Sheet

Impulsivity, Well-Being and Mental Health in Active and Retired Combat Sport Athletes

You are invited to take part in the above named study. Whether or not you take part is your choice. If you do not want to take part, you do not have to give a reason. If you do want to take part now, but change your mind later, you can leave the study.

 

Why are we doing the study?

The purpose of this study is to examine impulsivity, well-being, and mental health in active and retired combat sport athletes. This is an important areas of study as research suggests that repeated exposure to head trauma may impact participant health. As such, by participating in this study, you are helping us to gather information that may help us to better understand how to support people in achieving and maintaining optimal health and well-being in the future.

 

What is involved?

If you would like to take part in the study, we ask that you give your consent on page 2 and then complete a series of short online questionnaires about impulsivity, well-being, and mental health. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information about yourself and your fight exprience. These questionnaires should take about 10 minutes in total to complete.

 

Are there any risks to being part of this study? 

The risks involved in the study are low, although we acknowledge that thinking about your health and well-being may be a sensitive topic. All of your personal information will be anonymised to make sure the study is confidential.

 

What are the rights of participants in the study?

Taking part in this study is voluntary. You are free to say no to participating, or to leave the research study, without any disadvantage. Data will be stored securely on a password protected laptop. Only the research team who are directly involved in the study will have access to the data. The results of this study will be used for an undergraduate student dissertation and may be published in an academic journal. The information presented in any report will not include any reference to a specific person - no information will be included that will allow the identification of any specific individual. You will not be paid or charged to take part in this research project.

 

Who are the study investigators?

Imogen Bennett, Undergarduate Student, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Winchester, Email: I.Bennett.18@unimail.ac.uk 

 

Study Supervisor, Dr John Batten, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Winchester, Email: John.Batten@wInchester.ac.uk

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr John Batten, Study Supervisor (John.Batten@winchester.ac.uk)

Professor Simon Jobson, Dean of Faculty Health and Wellbeing (Simon.Jobson@winchester.ac.uk)

Stephen Dowell, Data Protection Officer (Stephen.Dowell@winchester.ac.uk)