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Way for improvement: Primary survey on concussion knowledge of sports stakeholders in three European countries
Thibaut, Aurore; KAUX, Jean-François; Martens, Géraldine et al.
2022In Science & Sports, 37 (2), p. 94-100
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Abstract :
[en] Objective Evaluate knowledge on concussion management in three countries participating to the ReFORM group. Methods In this cross-sectional survey, the target population consisted of eighty-five participants of an educational conference on concussion's management given in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium in September 2019. Thirty-eight participants responded an online anonymous survey out of 85 (45%). They answered to 22 multiple choice questions regarding their knowledge on concussion diagnosis, management and treatment prior the conference. Two were excluded (not working in sport nor healthcare professionals). Participants were medical doctors (28%), healthcare professionals (41.5%), coaches (14%), physical trainers (5.5%), or stakeholders from different positions in sport (11%). Numbers of years working in sport varied from 34% > 15 years, 41% for 5–15 years and 25% for 0–4 years. Level of sport involved included recreational, international and professional athletes. Results In total, 50% of the participants were not aware of international guidelines for the management of concussions, 76% and 83% were not familiar with the stepwise “return to sport” and “return to learn” protocols, respectively. Ninety-two percent responded that an education program for athletes would be necessary. Important discrepancies were found on who is responsible for recognition and diagnostic of concussion (e.g., physician, physiotherapist or coach) and its assessment and management tools. Conclusion This pilot survey highlights the lack of common knowledge about concussion diagnosis, management and treatment. A larger survey is underway to better identify specific needs of each country in the ReFORM group and offer adapted training programs.
Disciplines :
Neurology
Orthopedics, rehabilitation & sports medicine
Author, co-author :
Thibaut, Aurore ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > GIGA > GIGA Consciousness - Coma Science Group ; CHU Liège - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège > Centre du Cerveau²
KAUX, Jean-François  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Autres Services Médicaux > Service de médecine de l'appareil locomoteur
Martens, Géraldine  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Autres Services Médicaux > Service de médecine de l'appareil locomoteur
Urhausen, Axel
Tscholl, Philippe
Hannouche, Didier
Le Garrec, Sébastien
Crema, Michel
Winkler, Laurent
Jabri, Jan
Leclerc, Suzanne
Language :
English
Title :
Way for improvement: Primary survey on concussion knowledge of sports stakeholders in three European countries
Alternative titles :
[fr] Pistes d’amélioration : enquête primaire sur la connaissance des commotions cérébrales chez les acteurs du sport dans trois pays européens
Publication date :
April 2022
Journal title :
Science & Sports
ISSN :
0765-1597
eISSN :
1778-4131
Publisher :
Elsevier Masson, Paris, France
Volume :
37
Issue :
2
Pages :
94-100
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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