First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sarah JaquithFollow
Meagan HanleyFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Professor Eleni Diakogeorgiou

College

College of Health Professions

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Context Parents have the legal responsibility to give the athletic trainer (AT) consent to treat their child. It is important they understand the scope of practice of an AT in order to trust them with the health of their child. Objective To gather knowledge about parents' perceptions of the skills and qualifications of a full-time high school AT. Design Cross-sectional survey study. Setting In person at local high school football games and online using SurveyMonkey. Participants 11 parents whose children participated in a minimum of 1 high school sport. Data Collection and Analysis A Parents' Perceptions and Knowledge of Certified Athletic Trainers Survey consisting of 32 questions, divided into 3 sections (demographics, perceptions, and knowledge), was given to parents of high school athletes. Descriptive statistics were used to assess the data. Results 55% of parents always perceived the secondary school AT as a healthcare professional, 55% always felt society needs ATs and 55% of parents did not always trust the AT's opinion. Conclusions Parents' perceptions of the qualifications and skills of the high school AT were split between understanding and not understanding. ATs should educate parents on their roles and responsibilities in order to provide better health care for athletes.

Key Words: high school, perception, athletic training, parents

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Athletic Training

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Parents' Perception of Athletic Trainers in the High School Setting

University Commons

Context Parents have the legal responsibility to give the athletic trainer (AT) consent to treat their child. It is important they understand the scope of practice of an AT in order to trust them with the health of their child. Objective To gather knowledge about parents' perceptions of the skills and qualifications of a full-time high school AT. Design Cross-sectional survey study. Setting In person at local high school football games and online using SurveyMonkey. Participants 11 parents whose children participated in a minimum of 1 high school sport. Data Collection and Analysis A Parents' Perceptions and Knowledge of Certified Athletic Trainers Survey consisting of 32 questions, divided into 3 sections (demographics, perceptions, and knowledge), was given to parents of high school athletes. Descriptive statistics were used to assess the data. Results 55% of parents always perceived the secondary school AT as a healthcare professional, 55% always felt society needs ATs and 55% of parents did not always trust the AT's opinion. Conclusions Parents' perceptions of the qualifications and skills of the high school AT were split between understanding and not understanding. ATs should educate parents on their roles and responsibilities in order to provide better health care for athletes.

Key Words: high school, perception, athletic training, parents

 

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