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Wissensgrundlagen zur Gehirnerschütterung in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga (DEL): Basic knowledge on concussion in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL)

Ruhe, A., Gänsslen, A., Klein, W. and Hamade, N. (2013) Wissensgrundlagen zur Gehirnerschütterung in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga (DEL): Basic knowledge on concussion in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). Sportverletzung · Sportschaden, 27 (4). pp. 201-206.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1356109
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Abstract

Objective: In professional ice hockey there is a high incidence of concussion. In order to implement preventative measures as well as to introduce a treatment concept it is necessary to analyse the basic knowledge about concussion of all participants and to identify aspects requiring additional educational measures.

Method: By means of an internet-based questionnaire comprising 18 questions, trainers and co-trainers, sport directors, team physicians and team captains of all teams in the German ice hockey league were interviewed about their knowledge and impressions with regard to general knowledge, game-stop, protection, and training as well as their opinions about changing the penalty system.

Results: The response rate amounted to 57.8 %. Not only team physicians but also players, trainers and sport directors exhibited a good basic knowledge on concussion, duration of treatment and rehabilitation as well as possible long-term sequelae. There were only slight differences in knowledge between team physicians and not-medically trained personnel. This survey also revealed a broad support for educational measures about concussion and the possibility for rule changes to further protect the players.

Conclusion: There appears to be an acceptable basic knowledge about concussion and its symptoms and no major underestimation of the problems. All participants were in favour of the provision of further information as well as the implementation of preventative measures.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: Thieme
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20344
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