Implementation of concussion guidelines in community Australian Football and Rugby League-The experiences and challenges faced by coaches and sports trainers.
Joanne L Kemp, Joshua D Newton, Peta E White, Caroline F Finch
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVES: While guidelines outlining the appropriate management of sport-related concussion have been developed and adapted for use within community sport, it remains unknown how they are experienced by those responsible for implementing them. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. METHODS: 111 coaches and sports trainers from community-level Australian Football and Rugby League teams completed pre- and post-season surveys assessing their attitudes towards using concussion guidelines. Participants also provided post-season feedback regarding their experiences in using the guidelines. RESULTS: 71% of participants reported using the guidelines in the preceding season. Post-season attitude was related t..View full abstract