ERIC Number: EJ1021005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Concussion Education for High School Football Players: A Pilot Study
Manasse-Cohick, Nancy J.; Shapley, Kathy L.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v35 n3 p182-185 May 2014
This survey study compared high school football players' knowledge and attitudes about concussion before and after receiving concussion education. There were no significant changes in the Concussion Attitude Index. Results revealed a statistically significant difference in the athletes' scores for the Concussion Knowledge Index, "t"(244) = 8.49, "p" = 0.000, and Cohen's "d" = 1.05. Concussion education can help football players learn signs, symptoms, and negative effects of mild brain injuries.
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Athletes, Team Sports, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures, Head Injuries, Student Attitudes, Scores, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Brain, Comprehensive School Health Education, Health Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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