Poster or Presentation Title

Athletic Trainers Ability to Recognize Mental Health Concerns in Intercollegiate Athletes

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2021 1:15 PM

Department

Athletic Training

Abstract

Context: Athletic trainers need to incorporate psychosocial interventions with rehabilitation. The need to address the patient's mental struggles begins with recognition.

Objective: To identify if athletic trainers viewed mental health as an essential component to rehabilitation and confidence in addressing psychological concerns.

Design: Mixed method research

Setting: Online survey

Participants or other participants: 533 athletic trainers

Data Collection and Analysis: Quantitative data were analyzed for themes using Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric approach.

Results: The Kruskal-Wallis test showed significant differences between the three groups. Post Hoc Mann-Whitney U tests demonstrated significant differences between the three groups. Throughout our qualitative data, there were also 3 common themes.

Conclusion: Athletic trainers could benefit from receiving additional education and resources. It is essential to understand the limitations in addressing mental health concerns.

Keywords: Psychosocial intervention, additional education, recognizing mental health concerns

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jennifer Hall
Dr. Debbie A. Bradney
Dr. Thomas G. Bowman

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Athletic Trainers Ability to Recognize Mental Health Concerns in Intercollegiate Athletes

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Context: Athletic trainers need to incorporate psychosocial interventions with rehabilitation. The need to address the patient's mental struggles begins with recognition.

Objective: To identify if athletic trainers viewed mental health as an essential component to rehabilitation and confidence in addressing psychological concerns.

Design: Mixed method research

Setting: Online survey

Participants or other participants: 533 athletic trainers

Data Collection and Analysis: Quantitative data were analyzed for themes using Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric approach.

Results: The Kruskal-Wallis test showed significant differences between the three groups. Post Hoc Mann-Whitney U tests demonstrated significant differences between the three groups. Throughout our qualitative data, there were also 3 common themes.

Conclusion: Athletic trainers could benefit from receiving additional education and resources. It is essential to understand the limitations in addressing mental health concerns.

Keywords: Psychosocial intervention, additional education, recognizing mental health concerns