Title

Concussion Knowledge Amongst Amateur Motocross Riders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-6-2016

Publication Title

Concussion

DOI

10.2217/cnc-2016-0004

ISSN

2056-3299

Abstract

Aim: There has been considerable increase in concussion awareness and risks; however, extreme sports such as motocross have received scant attention. The purpose of this study was to assess concussion knowledge among motocross riders and determine differences based on demographic factors.

Methodology and Results: 782 motocross riders responded to an Internet-based questionnaire, and participant's knowledge score was 14.3 ± 2.7 out of 20 and symptom recognition was 6.8 ± 1.4 out of 8. Riders who had performed baseline concussion testing or received formal concussion education demonstrated higher knowledge scores. Rider's demographics did not predict outcome measures.

Conclusions: Considerable misconceptions and lack of symptom knowledge persist among motocross riders and these results can be used for future interventions to improve concussion reporting.

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