Does the way concussion is portrayed affect public awareness of appropriate concussion management: the case of rugby league

Tracey McLellan, Audrey McKinlay

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It is important to identify factors that might adversely affect appropriate medical consultation and management of concussion. One factor that might present a barrier to timely intervention is media portrayal of concussion in sporting events, such as professional rugby league. Accordingly, the current study employed a surveillance method of publicly available broadcast information to establish the incidence rate of probable concussion in the National Rugby League s Telstra Premiership 2010 season and examined how these injury events were shown to be managed with respect to return-to-play procedures
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993 - 996
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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