Concussion knowledge among rehabilitation staff

David B. Salisbury, Michael Kolessar, Librada Callender, Monica Bennett

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Abstract

A concussion knowledge survey was completed by 561 rehabilitation professionals across a wide range of disciplines in a nationwide rehabilitation hospital system. Item questions were structured to reflect key areas of concussion knowledge targeted in a prior consensus statement. The vast majority of staff provided responses consistent with the current concussion literature regarding concussion diagnosis and symptom presentation immediately after concussion. Greater variability was seen for items assessing beliefs about the typical recovery from concussion, best care practices, and long-term effects from concussion. Factors such as profession, years of experience, and work with concussion or traumatic brain injury were not consistently related to better performance on the survey. Prior concussion-focused education/training was related to better survey performance. This survey highlights the pressing need to educate frontline health providers regarding concussion recovery and best care practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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