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A multimodal approach to teach students about concussions

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Teaching Practices (Poster Only) – Analysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion

Abstract

Purpose: Evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal approach to concussion education on knowledge attainment and retention in student-athletes. Methods: Concussion education was conducted by the head athletic trainer during pre-season team meetings. The ROcKI survey was administered to examine concussion knowledge during three time points, pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention and three months later. Group by Time Repeated Measures Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) will be used to compare the knowledge scores over time Semi-structured interviews examined (1) attitudes towards the intervention and (2) perceived knowledge attainment of the athletes during the intervention with content analysis. Credibility and trustworthiness were established through member checks and using the Certified Athletic Trainer as an auditor. Results: 13 teams were examined and 222 completed responses to the survey were obtained at time point one. Immediately following the intervention, 142 participants completed the survey, and thus far post-test 2 has yielded 55 responses. Data collection is ongoing for post-test 2. 10 interviews (6 freshman and 4 returning athletes) are currently being coded by the research team. Conclusion: I believe when looking at my results from the survey this multimodal approach to concussion education will increase athlete knowledge attainment and retention. I also believe the semi-structured interviews will reveal that the athletes are satisfied and feel they learned valuable information from the concussion education they received.

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A multimodal approach to teach students about concussions

Poster

Purpose: Evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal approach to concussion education on knowledge attainment and retention in student-athletes. Methods: Concussion education was conducted by the head athletic trainer during pre-season team meetings. The ROcKI survey was administered to examine concussion knowledge during three time points, pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention and three months later. Group by Time Repeated Measures Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) will be used to compare the knowledge scores over time Semi-structured interviews examined (1) attitudes towards the intervention and (2) perceived knowledge attainment of the athletes during the intervention with content analysis. Credibility and trustworthiness were established through member checks and using the Certified Athletic Trainer as an auditor. Results: 13 teams were examined and 222 completed responses to the survey were obtained at time point one. Immediately following the intervention, 142 participants completed the survey, and thus far post-test 2 has yielded 55 responses. Data collection is ongoing for post-test 2. 10 interviews (6 freshman and 4 returning athletes) are currently being coded by the research team. Conclusion: I believe when looking at my results from the survey this multimodal approach to concussion education will increase athlete knowledge attainment and retention. I also believe the semi-structured interviews will reveal that the athletes are satisfied and feel they learned valuable information from the concussion education they received.