John Distel, Remy Zandier, Dominic Solano, John Racik, Hope Anthony


Presentation: 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom



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This study will be examining mental health in all college students at the University of Dayton who were affected by injuries during their time at school. Injuries can affect a students every day life and cause adverse mental health affects. The study will be looking to determine if regular intervention of injury prevention methods may have an affect on injury severity and how that in turn affects mental health. A survey will be sent out that prompts participants to answer questions regarding depression and anxiety symptoms during the time of their injury. PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are validated surveys and will be used to gauge mental health symptoms for participants. Following the survey, analysis of the results will allow us to determine what symptoms students most commonly experience following an injury. Measuring previous knowledge, mental health effects, and various types of injuries we will be able to create a holistic review of the effects of injuries on college students.

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Project Designation

Course Project 202310 HSS 428 01

Primary Advisor

Lauren Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

How can Injury Prevention Programming Impact the Mental Health of College Students?