Honors Theses


Corinne M. Daprano


Health and Sport Science

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As knowledge about concussions increases and more is being discovered regarding the lasting effects of concussions, youth sport coaches need to be better informed and educated on the signs and symptoms, the management of concussions, and return-to-play procedures. This research examines what coaches of youth athletes (5-14 years of age) know about concussions and concussion management. Semi-structured interviews with coaches were conducted and analyzed in order to develop recommendations for effective training tools to help coaches identify and properly manage youth sport concussions. Results from the interviews found that coaches need more training on the long-term symptoms of concussions. The training should also include proper concussion management steps to take because coaches seemed to miss a few key steps in the management process. The results also indicated that a training should be required for parents and players.

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