Improving concussion education: consensus from the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research & Education Grand Challenge
Kroshus E, Cameron KL, Coatsworth JD, D’Lauro C, Kim E, Lee K, Register-Mihalik JK, Milroy JJ, Roetert EP, Schmidt JD, Silverman RD, Warmath D, Wayment HA, Hainline B. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Sep 10:bjsports-2020-102185. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102185. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32912847.
The objective of the consensus process was to offer recommendations for collegiate athletic departments and military service academy leaders about how to increase concussion symptom disclosure in their setting. The expert panel agreed on 17 recommendations in five domains: “(1) content of concussion education for athletes and military service academy cadets, (2) dissemination and implementation of concussion education for athletes and military service academy cadets, (3) other stakeholder concussion education, (4) team and unit-level processes and (5) organisational processes.” The recommendations are offered in a table for quick reference. Each domain has its own section within the paper.