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The Impact of an Educational Intervention on College Athletes' Knowledge of Concussions
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (2013)
  • Theresa Miyashita, Sacred Heart University
Abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine college athletes' knowledge regarding concussions and to determine if an educational lecture before their sport season would improve their knowledge and reporting of concussions. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: University classroom. Participants: Seventy National College Athletic Association Division II men's/women's soccer players and men's/women's basketball players. Interventions: Educational lecture regarding the basics of concussions. Main Outcome Measures: Descriptive statistics, ANOVAs, and a paired sample t test determined the athletes' knowledge of concussion before and after the season and the impact of the educational intervention. Results: A paired sample t test indicated that the athletes scored better on the postseason concussion knowledge assessment [t(49) = 10.34, P < 0.000, d = 1.47]. Conclusions: After an educational intervention, athletes demonstrated an improvement in their knowledge on concussions.
Keywords
  • College athletes,
  • concussions
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Citation Information
Theresa Miyashita. "The Impact of an Educational Intervention on College Athletes' Knowledge of Concussions" Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine Vol. 23 Iss. 5 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/theresa_miyashita/4/