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Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
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Background: Concussion disclosure is a heavily researched topic, and while previous literature has explored predictors of concussion disclosure in numerous populations, research within the active duty Soldier population is limited. This study further explored predictors of concussion disclosure to a medical professional or leadership in the active duty Solider population through the lens of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Methods: A cross-sectional electronic survey was distributed to 181 active duty Soldiers. Descriptive statistics were used to report frequency of high intention to disclose concussive symptoms among demographics, and a multivariate regression model was used to assess significant predictors of intention to disclose concussive symptoms. Results: High intention to disclose concussions to a medical professional was reported by 76% of Soldiers, and 71% reported a high intention to disclose concussions to their leadership. Significant predictors of intention to disclose to a medical professional were history of concussion (p = .040), attitudes (p = .003), perceived norms (p =
Beck, Carly, "Factors Associated With Intention to Disclose Concussive Symptoms in Active Duty Soldiers" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2375.
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