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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Introduction: Sports-related concussions (SRCs) impact millions annually despite media attention. Outcomes associated with SRCs are attributed to actions taken following a head injury. These actions are not taken if an athlete does not report their symptoms to someone in charge. This project aims to increase knowledge and reporting behavior among adolescent athletes on a rural high school wrestling team using an educational module followed by discussion.
Methods: Nineteen articles related to the PICOT question were included from online databases: Cochrane Library, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed and Medline. Knowledge is a precursor to behavior in terms of concussion reporting. Interventions aimed at student athletes utilized video education and recommended a subsequent method to improve knowledge retention and ultimately affect behavior.
Gaps: Few studies utilize a sample of adolescent athletes, so few recommendations exist for this specific population. Also, no two studies examined the same educational video to further validate intervention. Finally, there is a lack of studies using rural populations.
Recommendations for Practice: Interventions aimed at improving education and reporting among adolescent student athletes should be done via a theory-based, data driven multimedia education followed by reinforcement of learned content to improve retention.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Brain -- Concussion -- Reporting.
High school athletes -- Wounds and injuries.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
© 2021 Thomas J. Davies
Davies, Thomas J., "Concussion Reporting Among Adolescent Student-Athletes" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 159.