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Current Parental Knowledge of Concussion in Youth Ice Hockey

Martinelli, Amber M. (2022) Current Parental Knowledge of Concussion in Youth Ice Hockey. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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INTRODUCTION: Concussions in youth ice hockey are a growing concern as participation increases. Because of the lack of medical coverage for youth sporting events, parents are the primary decision makers if their child sustains a concussion injury. Parental knowledge of concussion in youth ice hockey has not been studied. This study aimed to determine the current knowledge of concussion in youth ice hockey parents by means of a survey. METHODS: Local rink directors were contacted via email for permission to post recruitment flyers throughout the ice rinks and to recruit subjects in person. Parents or guardians completed the survey if their child was currently active on a youth ice hockey. Parents and guardians were divided into groups based on hockey or concussion experience. RESULTS: Overall, parents and guardians responded correctly to the majority of knowledge related questions and identifying common concussion signs and symptoms. There were no differences between the groups with and without hockey or concussion experience. There were also no differences among men and women. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that parents do have moderate knowledge of concussion. Future research should investigate concussion knowledge and potential knowledge gaps in other geographical locations and in youth ice hockey participants.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Martinelli, Amber M.amm544@pitt.eduamm544
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMurray, Mary
Committee MemberLovalekar,
Committee MemberAllison,
Committee MemberConnaboy,
Date: 12 August 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 14 March 2022
Approval Date: 12 August 2022
Submission Date: 28 March 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 78
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Sports Medicine and Nutrition
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concussion, Parents, Guardians, Youth, Ice Hockey, Knowledge
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 18:35
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 18:35


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