Concussion survey

Concussion survey

1.6 to 3.8 million concussions are recorded every year in the United States. According to a recent British study, almost 50% of top-level rugby players show changes in brain volume following impacts to the head. Proper concussion management is essential for the health and future of the athlete.

The aim of the "concussion survey" was to assess the level of knowledge of health professionals, athletes and coaches regarding the occurrence and management of concussions, so that, on the basis of the results, training programs could be set up to meet the needs of practitioners and athletes.

To this end, a questionnaire containing around thirty questions was widely distributed (by email, newsletter, social networks and website) within the ReFORM network. In all, over 2,000 questionnaires were collected. The preliminary results of this study have been presented at various conferences, and are available here

If you're looking for concussion resources, here are some useful links:

Concussion Toolbox (Association québecoise des médecins du sport et de l'exercice)

Professional resources (Parachute Canada)

MOOC Université Laval: Concussion: prevention, detection and management in my environment

IOC consensus on concussion management in sport

If you're looking fortools to assess concussion in sport, click on the link below.

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