SHAPE America’s Concussion Task Force was formed to provide resources that help PE teachers prevent and manage student concussions. The task force began by developing and executing a needs-assessment survey.
The survey was administered electronically and included in-service physical education teachers from 48 states and the District of Columbia (N = 404). It assessed practitioners’ knowledge of and attitudes about concussion, their awareness of concussion policy and legislation, and the kind of resources they desire.
Although the full results of the needs-assessment survey are not yet available, data related to practitioners’ desired resources is listed below. Based on this feedback, the first priority of the task force has been the creation of web-based information and resources.
N = 404
NOTE: Number = number of participants agreeing that the strategy would be helpful; Percentage = percentage of respondents agreeing that the strategy would be helpful.