Concussion knowledge assessment and educational intervention in parents of youth football players

Colin Eckert, Gordon L. Gillespie, Kimberly Johnson


Sports related concussions have become a major topic within the pediatric community. This project's aim was to address gaps in care by providing parents of youth football players with a concussion educational tool. Pre and post season assessments were performed to analyze both baseline parental concussion knowledge and any possible application of gained knowledge. The project's purpose was twofold: first, to test the hypothesis that there would be a significant improvement in knowledge score post intervention, and second, to introduce concussion education to parents where previous education did not exist.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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