Journal article

Intention to use sport concussion guidelines among community-level coaches and sports trainers

Joshua D Newton, Peta E White, Michael T Ewing, Michael Makdissi, Gavin A Davis, Alex Donaldson, S John Sullivan, Hugh Seward, Caroline F Finch

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014


OBJECTIVES: Sporting bodies have developed guidelines for managing community-level players with suspected concussion in response to international consensus statements on concussion in sport. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence the intended use of concussion guidelines among community-level coaches and sports trainers from two popular football codes in Australia: Australian football and rugby league. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: The survey, based on an extended theory of planned behaviour model, was completed by 183 Australian football coaches, 121 Australian football sports trainers, 171 rugby league coaches, and 142 rugby league sports trainers. R..

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Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The research presented in this paper was part of the work undertaken for a Victorian Sports Injury Prevention Research Grant from the Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria, Australia. That project's larger chief investigator team included all co-authors of this paper as well as Paul McCrory, Angela Clapperton, Willem Meeuwisse, and Carolyn Emery. PEW's salary was paid from this grant. CFF was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (ID: 565900). The funding agency was not involved in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data, nor was it involved in any decisions regarding the publication of data.