“Comparing and Interactive Concussion Education Platform to Current Education Standards”
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-driven education platform to improve concussion-related norms and perceptions in an effort to improve student-athletes concussion-related decision-making. Participants: 80 college-aged recreational athletes. Procedures: The study is a single-blind (participants) randomized control trial where participants will complete a previously validated survey assessing concussion knowledge, perceived norms, attitudes, and behavioral intentions immediately pre- and post-receipt of their designated intervention. Participants will also complete the previously validated survey two-week post receipt of their designated intervention. The interventions include an interactive concussion education platform along with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) concussion education sheet and the NCAA concussion education sheet alone (with a sham educational intervention similar in length to the concussion education platform).
Behavioral - NCAA education sheet
A fact sheet that includes information about basic signs and symptoms of a concussion as well as steps to take if an individual sustains a concussion and reinforces the need to report the injury.
Behavioral - Sham Intervention
An approximately 7-minute video that includes information about basic sports nutrition facts.
Behavioral - Decision-based interactive concussive education platform
A platform grounded in theoretical frameworks including the socioecological model and theory of planned behavior. It includes a short video to provide an overview of key lessons, a short quiz, and additional resource links that conclude the module.
Comparing and Interactive Concussion Education Platform to Current Education Standards: A Randomized Control Trial