Sport concussion management using facebook: A feasibility study of an innovative adjunct "icon

Authors: Ahmed, O.H., Schneiders, A.G., McCrory, P. and Sullivan, S.J.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29201/

Journal: Journal of Athletic Training

Publisher: National Athletic Trainers' Associaton

ISSN: 1938-162X

Context: Sports concussion is currently the focus of much international attention. Innovative methods of facilitating management following this injury need to be investigated to assist athletic trainers.

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using a Facebook concussion management program termed "iCon" ("interactive concussion management") to facilitate the safe return to play (RTP) of young persons following a sports concussion.

Design: This qualitative study was designed as a single-group observational feasibility study using programme evaluation methodology, with the focus on gauging the suitability of the Facebook management strategy for a potential larger study.

Setting: iCon involved a Facebook group containing interactive elements, with moderation and support from trained healthcare professionals.

Patients or Other Participants: Eleven participants completed the study (n=9 males, n=2 females), and ranged from 18 to 28 years old. Data Collection and Analysis: The study was conducted over a three-month period, with participant questionnaires administered pre- and post-intervention. The primary focus was on the qualitative experiences of the participants in the study, and the effect of iCon on their RTP. Usage data was also collected during the study.

Results: At the completion of the study, all participants (100%) stated that they would recommend an intervention such as iCon to others, with their supporting quotes all indicating that iCon has the potential to improve the management of concussion amongst this cohort. The majority of participants (n=9 or 82%) stated they were better informed with regards to their RTP because of participating in iCon.

Conclusions: This interactive adjunct to traditional concussion management was appreciated amongst this particular participant group and indicated feasibility for a future, larger study of iCon. Athletic trainers should consider the role that multimedia technologies may play in assisting with the management of sports concussion.

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Authors: Ahmed, O.H., Schneiders, A.G., McCrory, P.R. and Sullivan, S.J.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29201/

Journal: J Athl Train

Volume: 52

Issue: 4

Pages: 339-349

eISSN: 1938-162X

DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.2.13

CONTEXT:   Sport concussion is currently the focus of much international attention. Innovative methods to assist athletic trainers in facilitating management after this injury need to be investigated. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the feasibility of using a Facebook concussion-management program termed iCon (interactive concussion management) to facilitate the safe return to play (RTP) of young persons after sport concussion. DESIGN:   Observational study. SETTING:   Facebook group containing interactive elements, with moderation and support from trained health care professionals. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   Eleven participants (n = 9 men, n = 2 women; range, 18 to 28 years old) completed the study. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS:   The study was conducted over a 3-month period, with participant questionnaires administered preintervention and postintervention. The primary focus was on the qualitative experiences of the participants and the effect of iCon on their RTP. Usage data were also collected. RESULTS:   At the completion of the study, all participants (100%) stated that they would recommend an intervention such as iCon to others. Their supporting quotes all indicated that iCon has the potential to improve the management of concussion among this cohort. Most participants (n = 9, 82%) stated they were better informed with regard to their RTP due to participating in iCon. CONCLUSIONS:   This interactive adjunct to traditional concussion management was appreciated among this participant group, which indicates the feasibility of a future, larger study of iCon. Athletic trainers should consider the role that multimedia technologies may play in assisting with the management of sport concussion.

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Authors: Ahmed, O.H., Schneiders, A.G., Mccrory, P.R. and Sullivan, S.J.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29201/

Journal: Journal of Athletic Training

Volume: 52

Issue: 4

Pages: 339-349

eISSN: 1938-162X

ISSN: 1062-6050

DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.2.13

Context: Sport concussion is currently the focus of much international attention. Innovative methods to assist athletic trainers in facilitating management after this injury need to be investigated. Objective: To investigate the feasibility of using a Facebook concussion-management program termed iCon (interactive concussion management) to facilitate the safe return to play (RTP) of young persons after sport concussion. Design: Observational study. Setting: Facebook group containing interactive elements, with moderation and support from trained health care professionals. Patients or Other Participants: Eleven participants (n = 9 men, n = 2 women; range, 18 to 28 years old) completed the study. Data Collection and Analysis: The study was conducted over a 3-month period, with participant questionnaires administered preintervention and postintervention. The primary focus was on the qualitative experiences of the participants and the effect of iCon on their RTP. Usage data were also collected. Results: At the completion of the study, all participants (100%) stated that they would recommend an intervention such as iCon to others. Their supporting quotes all indicated that iCon has the potential to improve the management of concussion among this cohort. Most participants (n = 9, 82%) stated they were better informed with regard to their RTP due to participating in iCon. Conclusions: This interactive adjunct to traditional concussion management was appreciated among this participant group, which indicates the feasibility of a future, larger study of iCon. Athletic trainers should consider the role that multimedia technologies may play in assisting with the management of sport concussion.

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