Primary Care Provider Knowledge of the Prevention, Screening, and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Adolescent Athletes

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Title:
Primary Care Provider Knowledge of the Prevention, Screening, and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Adolescent Athletes
Author:
Lopez, Carrie Lynn
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Dissertation not available (per author's request)
Abstract:
Background Estimates of 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) occur annually in adolescent athletes participating in contact sports (Daneshvar et al., 2011). Current clinical guidelines call for interventions to include education, assessment, screening, and long term management of injury by the adolescent's primary care provider (PCP) (Giza et al., 2013). Without proper knowledge of the injury's physiological process and progression, providers are possibly increasing the risk of continued brain injury in this population (Reddy & Collins, 2009). Purpose This doctorate of nursing practice project aimed to determine if a gap existed between provider knowledge about the current guidelines for management of mTBI in adolescent athletes of Arizona. Knowledge obtained from this survey could be further used to drive practice change. Methods A quantitative needs assessments study was conducted via data collection obtained through PCP's participation in an anonymous electronic survey using the survey software Qualtrics. Survey links were sent to potential participant's email addresses throughout Yuma County, AZ. An additional survey link was posted to the Arizona Nurses Association e-newsletter. The survey consists of 28 questions divided into three categories of demographics, knowledge, and practice questions. Outcomes Survey results were limited due to only 21 providers responding to the request for participation. From this sampling, it was determined that participant's clinical knowledge and practice related to screening, assessment, long term management, and continuity of care between the ED provider and follow up care with the primary provider were not congruent with current practice guidelines.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
athlete; brain injury; Nursing; adolescent
Degree Name:
D.N.P.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
DuBois, Janet C.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePrimary Care Provider Knowledge of the Prevention, Screening, and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Adolescent Athletesen_US
dc.creatorLopez, Carrie Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Carrie Lynnen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.releaseDissertation not available (per author's request)en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Estimates of 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) occur annually in adolescent athletes participating in contact sports (Daneshvar et al., 2011). Current clinical guidelines call for interventions to include education, assessment, screening, and long term management of injury by the adolescent's primary care provider (PCP) (Giza et al., 2013). Without proper knowledge of the injury's physiological process and progression, providers are possibly increasing the risk of continued brain injury in this population (Reddy & Collins, 2009). Purpose This doctorate of nursing practice project aimed to determine if a gap existed between provider knowledge about the current guidelines for management of mTBI in adolescent athletes of Arizona. Knowledge obtained from this survey could be further used to drive practice change. Methods A quantitative needs assessments study was conducted via data collection obtained through PCP's participation in an anonymous electronic survey using the survey software Qualtrics. Survey links were sent to potential participant's email addresses throughout Yuma County, AZ. An additional survey link was posted to the Arizona Nurses Association e-newsletter. The survey consists of 28 questions divided into three categories of demographics, knowledge, and practice questions. Outcomes Survey results were limited due to only 21 providers responding to the request for participation. From this sampling, it was determined that participant's clinical knowledge and practice related to screening, assessment, long term management, and continuity of care between the ED provider and follow up care with the primary provider were not congruent with current practice guidelines.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectathleteen
dc.subjectbrain injuryen
dc.subjectNursingen
dc.subjectadolescenten
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDuBois, Janet C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDuBois, Janet C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPeek, Gloannaen
dc.contributor.committeememberWiley, Luzen
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