Concussion Evaluation Methods Among Washington State High School Football Coaches and Athletic Trainers
Murphy A et al. – There were statistically significant differences between Standardized Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2) and neurocognitive testing (NCT) use for respondents from urban and rural districts, and also between coaches and athletic trainers, as well as NCT use among respondents with varying years of experience. Further understanding and identification of barriers that limit identification and management of concussions in high school athletes are crucial to prevent serious permanent injury. Additional education is necessary to ensure that athletic trainers and coaches are aware of current recommendations within the medical literature for the evaluation and management of concussions.