The objective of the present study was to assess and compare Hungarian football, handball and ice hockey game officialsâ€™ concussion recognition ability. A total of 133 game officials were evaluated using the Concussion Recognition Questionnaire. At the time of the assessment, all participants were working in the highest-level Hungarian league of their respective sports. The findings showed that ice hockey game officials recognized more true symptoms and signs of concussion compared to handball game officials, while no significant difference was found in recognizing false symptoms. Importantly, game officialsâ€™ previous personal experience of concussion did not influence their ability to recognize concussion symptoms. These findings have crucial practical implications, since they highlight the importance of improving game officialsâ€™ knowledge of concussion and their ability to recognize related symptoms in order to prevent negative physical health outcomes and to create a safe playing environment.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2019|
- Game officials
- Ice hockey
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology