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dc.contributor.authorDa Costa, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-21T14:17:00Z
dc.date.available2014-02-21T14:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5227
dc.description.abstractThis study examines and describes athletes’ felt sense of readiness returning to play following a concussion. Analyses of the interviews yielded a description of each participant’s experiences with concussions. Descriptions of this phenomenon generated by informants provide a detailed account of the unique issues athletes face when returning to play following a concussion. Participants’ descriptions highlight that in order to play, an athlete knows that he/she ought to be emotionally and physically ready to play. However, the athletes in this study believe that there is not an actual test that can “prove” this and that they can choose to lie and/or cheat the tests to return to play while they are still symptomatic. Athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers will benefit from learning to be better educated on the severity of concussions, concussion detection, assessment and the serious health consequences that can result from playing with a concussion.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectconcussionsen_US
dc.subjectreturn to playen_US
dc.subjectathletesen_US
dc.subjectsport injuriesen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.titleReturning to Play after Concussion: A Phenomenological Studyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US


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