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Concussions and Headgear Tyler Kohmetscher
Definition A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull
Signs and Symptoms Thinking and remembering Feeling slowed down Not thinking clearly Not being able to remember new information Not being able to concentrate Physical Fuzzy or blurry vision Headache Sensitivity to light or noise Feeling tired or having no energy Dizziness Balance problems Nausea and vomiting
Signs and Symptoms (cont) Emotional and mood Sad Easily upset or angered More emotional Nervous or anxious Sleep Sleeping less than usual Sleeping more than usual Having a hard time falling asleep
Factors affecting Concussions BPS Model Biological Female Child Psychological Having to “suck it up” for parents, coaches Pressure to perform Social Relationships with parents or coaches Live up to social gender roles Males show no signs of weakness
Diagnosis ImPACT Test Taken at beginning of year before beginning athletics Baseline to test if you experienced concussion later Memory, attention span, and reaction time Physician Check for attention span, memory and reaction time
Headgear Became popular in the 2003 Women’s World Cup Resembles an enlarged headband Weighs less then 2 ounces Covers forehead, temple, and occipital bone in the back of the head
Stats for Headgear In a population studied, 47.8% had experienced symptoms of a concussion during the current soccer year. 26.9% of athletes who wore headgear had concussions 52.8% of those who did not wear headgear had concussions More than one concussion was experienced by 50.0% of the concussed headgear athletes 69.3% of the concussed No-head gear group had experience more than one concussion
Pros and Cons Pros Prevents concussions Makes you more confident in playing harder Not scare Cons Not comfortable Makes you look not very “cool” Can still suffer concussion whether wearing it or not
References Concussion - WebMD: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. (n.d.). WebMD - Better information. Better health. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from concussion-overview concussion-overview Broglio, S., Yu, Y., Broglio, M., & Sell, T. (n.d.). The Efficacy of Soccer Headgear. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from
References LONGMAN, J. (n.d.). The New York Times > Sports > Soccer > Soccer Headgear: Does It Do Any Good? The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from ccer.html?_r=2& ccer.html?_r=2& Sarafino, E. P., & Smith, T. W. (2012). Health psychology: biopsychosocial interactions (7th ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.
References Concussion. (n.d.). MedicineNet. Retrieved December 12, 2013, from m m Delaney, S., & Drummond, R. (2008). The effect of protective headgear on head injuries and concussions in adolescent football (soccer) players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42 (2), Retrieved December 13, 2012, from the Academic Search Premier database.