Abstract: "Concussion in Sport: A Serious Issue in Mental Health Research"
by Olaberge on May 11, 2014 - 9:15pm
The problem of concussions in sports relates to me since I used to play hockey and soccer at a high level and I’ve witnessed some players who suffered a concussion after a big hit to the head. The essay entitled "Concussions in Sports: A Serious Issue in Mental Health Research" will be using scientific research to present the importance of this issue. The articles I used in this essay were all found using academic search premier which is a database where you can find peer-reviewed articles coming from academic journals. I looked for three articles coming from three different academic disciplines in order to present different aspects of this issue. These articles made me understand from where the few researches on concussions related to sports come from and who are the ones interpreting those research. Also, it showed what course of action should be taken for a player who as suffered a concussion in order for him to go back on the field.
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Zillmer, Erica A. “Sports-Related Concusions.” Applied Neuropsychology 10.1 (2003): 1-3. Academic Search Premier.Web. 29 April 2014.
Ahmann, Elizabeth. “Head Trauma Awareness and Ressources.” Pediatric Nursing 39.6 (Nov/Dec 2013): 311-313. Academic Search Premier. Web. 29 April 2014.