One Team: Changing the Culture of Youth Sport With Pregame Safety Huddles
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04099329|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2022
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Concussion, Brain||Behavioral: Pre-game Safety Huddles||Not Applicable|
More than 1 million youth sustain a sport-related concussion (SRC) each year. The middle school age range is particularly concerning because it is a time when children have both a unique susceptibility to brain injury and high participation rates in organized sports with concussion risk, such as soccer and football. There are two avenues to decrease concussion risk: (1) minimizing the number and force of collisions to decrease concussion incidence (primary prevention) and (2) improving concussion identification to decrease morbidity (secondary prevention). The goal of this study is to utilize Pre-Game Safety Huddles to discuss sportsmanship (primary prevention) and concussion reporting (secondary prevention) with a goal of improving concussion safety.
To assess the efficacy of Pre-Game Safety Huddles as a tool for injury prevention, we will conduct a Randomized controlled trial with youth sport teams. We will recruit leagues in the Seattle area (girls' soccer, boys' soccer and football) and randomize them to either intervention or control. Coaches in the intervention group will then be trained to lead Pre-Game Safety Huddles before each game over the course of the season (9-12 weeks). Youth and coaches will be surveyed at three time points and data will be analyzed to determine impact of the intervention on two outcomes: 1) expectations regarding reporting concussive symptoms (CR-E) and 2) expectations regarding engaging in potentially injurious play (IP-E).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Leagues were randomized to intervention or control|
|Masking Description:||Data masked for analysis|
|Official Title:||One Team: Changing the Culture of Youth Sport With Pregame Safety Huddles|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 24, 2019|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 1, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 1, 2020|
Experimental: Pre-game Safety Huddles
Pre-game safety huddles will occur before each game and athletes and coaches will be surveyed.
Behavioral: Pre-game Safety Huddles
Coaches will be trained to lead Pre-game Safety Huddles by the RA with the study using a multi-media tool we have developed. Huddles will be brief (1-2 minutes) and will primarily focused on 1) encouraging concussion reporting and 2) encouraging good sportsmanship
No Intervention: Control
No intervention will be delivered by athletes and coaches will be surveyed.
- Change, Expectations regarding concussion reporting (CR-E) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey of Athlete expectations regarding reporting concussive symptoms
- Change, Expectations of engaging in potentially injurious play (IP-E) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey of Athlete rating of expectations of engaging in potentially risky sport behavior
- Change, Perceived coach, parent and peer norms regarding concussion reporting (PN-PWCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Athlete perception of norms regarding concussion reporting
- Change in Perceived coach (TN-C), parent (TN-P) and peer norms (TN-T) regarding sportsmanship [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Athlete perception of norms regarding sportsmanship
- Change, Youth sport values (YSV) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Athlete values regarding sport participation
- Self-report of concussion diagnosis [ Time Frame: 9-12 weeks ]Athlete report of concussion diagnosis during the season
- Change, Expectations regarding reporting teammate concussion (bystander reporting) (E-BR) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Athlete intention to report teammate concussive symptoms
- Change, Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior in Sport Scale (PABSS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4-6 weeks, 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Standardized measure of sportsmanship
- Performed behavior, concussion reporting (PB--CR) [ Time Frame: 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Athlete concussion symptoms following potential concussion during season
- Acceptability of Intervention Measure (AIM-2) and Feasibility of Intervention Measure (AIM-2, FIM-2) [ Time Frame: 9-12 weeks ]Self-report survey, Standardized measures of acceptability and feasibility
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04099329
|United States, Washington|
|Sara P Chrisman|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98136|