Making headway: an exploratory study of the perceptions of and composition of NCAA Division I concussion management plans Public Deposited

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  • Fratarcangeli, Devin Gabrielle
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Concussion in sport has attracted substantial attention from the media and the public. Stories depicting the fatality of concussion have raised concern for athletes. It is estimated that 300,000 sport-related traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States annually. Research shows that the frequency and severity of the brain impact leads to symptoms that can last for as little as several hours to a lifetime. Resulting from the increased awareness and knowledge of concussions in addition to the influence of litigation, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) furthered its dedication to the health of student-athletes in 2010 by mandating that all member institutions must have written concussion management plans on file. The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions of Division I athletic administrators and sports medicine personnel of concussion management plans and to determine the composition of those plans.
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  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration).
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