The development of a survey to examine knowledge about and attitudes toward concussion in high-school students

Aaron M. Rosenbaum, Peter A. Arnett

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Abstract

The development of a new measure of concussion knowledge and attitudes that is more comprehensive and psychometrically sound than previous measures is described. A group of high-school students (N = 529) completed the measure. The measure demonstrated fair to satisfactory test-retest reliability (knowledge items, r =.67; attitude items, r =.79). Exploratory factor analysis of the attitude items revealed a four-factor solution (eigenvalues ranged from 1.07-3.35) that displayed adequate internal consistency (Cohen's alpha range =.59-.72). Cluster analysis of the knowledge items resulted in a three-cluster solution distributed according to their level of difficulty. The potential uses for the measure are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-55
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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