|TITLE:||COMPARISON OF MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETES ON KNOWLEDGE OF CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||VANG, CHOUA|
HPER - HEALTH & EXERCISE SCIENCE
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||BREANNA LLOYD|
File Created: October 23, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: October 24, 2012
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are linked to individuals.|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe goal of this project is to assess the comparison between male and female college athletes regarding knowledge of concussion treatment and symptoms.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYSurveys will be administered to participants. Participants will all be Missouri Western State University athletes either currently playing a sport in season or has played a sport at the university in the last year. The set of questions will examine the knowledge of concussions. Some questions will also come from actual standardized concussion tests such as from the concussion ImPACT test.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThe research gathered during this study will help increase the knowledge for coaches and clinical use regarding concussions and head-related injuries. This study will not involve any major risks.
SUBJECT SELECTIONParticipants will include 40 total; 20 male college athletes and 20 female college athletes at Missouri Western State University. Athletes will come from various different sports including: 10 from men's basketball, 10 from women's basketball, 5 men from football, 10 women's soccer, and 5 baseball men athletes.
CONFIDENTIALITYData will be kept confidential by obtaining anonymous information, by reporting only overall data, and by not including a participant's name into data when reporting information. Another way to ensure confidentiality is report data that cannot be traced to a subject, either by name, gender, age, race, etc.
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