Title

Effect Of Concussion Knowledge On High School Ahletes Likeliness To Report Concussions

Author(s)

Katie Miller

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

A survey was given to 68 students at Chapin High School. It was found that 97% of the athletes incorrectly identified the risks of concussions. The data also revealed that athletes would not report concussions due a lengthy recovery time and a loss of playing time. Athletic directors of multiple schools were contacted and asked to provide any concussion related information that is given to the athletes of that particular school. The data collected from each school will be paired with survey responses from the athletes of that particular school to find correlations between the concussion related information provided to the athlete and the likeliness of that athlete reporting a concussion. The survey will be similar to the one given at Chapin High School and will be administered to athletes attending the SMART physical day at USC on April 22.

Location

Owens G02

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

Effect Of Concussion Knowledge On High School Ahletes Likeliness To Report Concussions

Owens G02

A survey was given to 68 students at Chapin High School. It was found that 97% of the athletes incorrectly identified the risks of concussions. The data also revealed that athletes would not report concussions due a lengthy recovery time and a loss of playing time. Athletic directors of multiple schools were contacted and asked to provide any concussion related information that is given to the athletes of that particular school. The data collected from each school will be paired with survey responses from the athletes of that particular school to find correlations between the concussion related information provided to the athlete and the likeliness of that athlete reporting a concussion. The survey will be similar to the one given at Chapin High School and will be administered to athletes attending the SMART physical day at USC on April 22.