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High School Athletes’ Perceptions of Concussion
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  • Theresa Miyashita, Sacred Heart University
  • Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Sacred Heart University
  • Brian Hellstrom, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Nick Kuchwara, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Erica Tafoya, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Lori Young, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Document Type
Peer-Reviewed Article
Publication Date
Athletic Training
Background: The perception high school athletes have regarding concussions may influence their injury-reporting behavior, and if their perceptions are based on incorrect or incomplete information, they may be at risk for subsequent head injuries. Purpose: To determine whether the recent influx of concussion information has had a positive impact on high school athletes’ knowledge of concussions, to determine their perceptions regarding the severity of a concussion injury, and to determine whether receiving correct information will potentially alter their future reporting behavior.

Investigation performed at the Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, Colorado, USA

Citation Information
Miyashita, Theresa et al. "High School Athletes’ Perceptions of Concussion." Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2.11 (2014): 1-5.