Term of Award
Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Context: Coaches who don’t have access to qualified health care providers need to be well educated on prevention, detection, assessment, and management of sport-related concussion to help decrease the risks associated. Due to the lack of assessment on educational interventions there is no way to determine the validity of the content. Objective: Determine which of three online concussion education interventions was most influential on coaches’ concussion knowledge, retention of knowledge, and their effects on attitudes amongst a sample of coaching education students. Participants: 233 coaching student’s recruited, used 154 for data analysis (71% male, x̅ age = 21.2 ± 1.68 years, 1.18 ± 0.37 years of coaching experience). Interventions: An original questionnaire was administered in a streamline series using Qualtrics: pre-intervention, immediately post intervention, and a follow-up 30 days later. The assessment’s context was created using current concussion questions in the literature that were emphasized in the education interventions: Brain 101: The concussion Playbook (B101), Concussion Wise (CW), and Head-Up: Concussion in Youth Sports (CDC). Results: CW was the most effective intervention at improving overall concussion symptoms (F = 26.79, p < .001), actual concussion symptoms (F = 12.0, p < .001) and overall concussion knowledge (F = 50.71, p = .04, p = .001). Discussion: Overall all three of the interventions improved the participant’s concussion knowledge; however CW was the most influential. From our results we can suggest that there are effective and influential concussion education interventions currently created that can have a positive impact on coaches’ concussion knowledge.
Simons, Brienna L., "The Effectiveness of Education Interventions on Coaching Education Students’ Concussion Knowledge, Retention, and Attitudes" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 888.