However, only 14% of the JAHS and 7% of the SAC participants reported coaches as their source of information on concussion.
Participants in the JAHS group on average identified 62% of the CKI questions correctly, while the SAC group had an average of 60% (p=0.37).
Another apparent misconception is displayed in the mere 37% of JAHS participants and 43% of SAC participants who indicated that a concussion can be sustained via a hit anywhere on the body, and not only on the head.
Among the JAHS and SAC participants, a headache was the most common correctly identified concussion symptom.
Even though the JAHS participants had better concussion knowledge, they displayed more unsafe attitudes or behaviours regarding concussion and RTP compared to the SAC participants.
Both the JAHS and SAC participants displayed unsafe attitudes to self-driven RTP approaches while concussed; only 55% of all participants reported that they would stop their participation in sport while experiencing concussion symptoms.
Sample size and selection were affected by the time of year data collection occurred, which resulted in fewer under-18 level players included in the JAHS group due to the lack of scholars available for testing.
Player position distributions of the junior amateur high school (JAHS, n=216) and the senior amateur club (SAC, n=78) participants.