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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology|
|State||Published - Jan 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Clinical Neurology