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Health Policy & Management News, Georgia Southern University Jul 2017

Health Policy & Management News, Georgia Southern University

Health Policy & Management Department News (Through 6/28)

  • Georgia Southern Faculty Assess Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future


Community Health News, Georgia Southern University Jul 2017

Community Health News, Georgia Southern University

Community Health Department News (Through 6/2018)

  • Georgia Southern Faculty Assess Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future


College Of Public Health News, Georgia Southern University Jul 2017

College Of Public Health News, Georgia Southern University

Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of - News

  • Georgia Southern Faculty Assess Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future


Can Summer Camp Improve Childhood Asthma Management? Outcomes From Augusta Area Asthma Camp, Terrill M. Flakes Jul 2017

Can Summer Camp Improve Childhood Asthma Management? Outcomes From Augusta Area Asthma Camp, Terrill M. Flakes

Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association

Background: Childhood asthma is the most common chronic condition in the U.S., affecting 8.6% of children.1 Asthma is particularly an issue in Georgia where 16.2% of children have been diagnosed with this condition.2 Research suggests an association between pediatric asthma education and a decrease in emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and improved quality of life (QOL).3,4 The Augusta Area Asthma Camp, a free week-long educational day camp, was created to address a critical need for asthma education in the community by increasing parent and child knowledge and self-management of asthma symptoms while providing ...


Differences In Mental Health Education Across Baby Boomers, Generation X, And Millennials, Ashlyn M. Avera Jan 2017

Differences In Mental Health Education Across Baby Boomers, Generation X, And Millennials, Ashlyn M. Avera

University Honors Program Theses

There is no denying that mental illness has gained a strong prevalence in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences a mental illness in any given year. Although mental health stigmas have played a role in the past, it does not mean they must continue to play the same role in the future. Research is now looking toward ways to decrease mental health stigma through increasing mental health knowledge. This study examines the starting point for which a society becomes literate in mental health. Using a ...


Concussion Knowledge And Understanding In Ghsa Guardians, Chloe C. Salway Jan 2017

Concussion Knowledge And Understanding In Ghsa Guardians, Chloe C. Salway

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Context: Concussions are a serious injury that could result in both short and long-term consequences, particularly if not recognized and managed appropriately. Concussion education has been implemented, mostly as a result of Concussion legislation. Coach and athlete concussion education has been evaluated in the literature, however the literature is scarce on parental concussion education.

Purpose: To assess concussion knowledge and understanding in guardians of Georgia High School Association (GHSA) student-athletes that completed the GHSA concussion awareness form, in comparison to those that received additional concussion education.

Methods: This study utilized a prospective cross-sectional descriptive research design. Participants were GHSA guardians ...


Social And Behavioral Implications Of National Collegiate Athletic Association Sickle Cell Trait Screening: The Athletes' Perspective, Raymona H. Lawrence, Alison Scott, Carlton Haywood Jr., Kayin Robinson, Mondi Mason Oct 2015

Social And Behavioral Implications Of National Collegiate Athletic Association Sickle Cell Trait Screening: The Athletes' Perspective, Raymona H. Lawrence, Alison Scott, Carlton Haywood Jr., Kayin Robinson, Mondi Mason

Community Health Faculty Publications

Background: In August 2010, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) implemented a policy mandating sickle cell trait (SCT) testing for all Division I collegiate athletes. Subsequently, all Division II-III athletes were also compelled to undergo SCT testing. This decision has met with controversy among healthcare providers, researchers, and sickle cell advocates. However, there is little information concerning the athletes’ perspective of this policy. The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a qualitative study that explored college athletes’ perceptions of sickle cell trait SCT, NCAA policies on SCT testing, and potential implications of SCT screening.

Methods: The ...


School Of Nursing News, Georgia Southern University Aug 2015

School Of Nursing News, Georgia Southern University

Nursing, School of - News

  • Georgia Southern University Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Advanced Nursing Education


Epidemiology News, Georgia Southern University May 2015

Epidemiology News, Georgia Southern University

Epidemiology News (through 6/2018)

  • Misperception of Child’s Body Weight
  • U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health


Community Health News, Georgia Southern University Jan 2015

Community Health News, Georgia Southern University

Community Health Department News (Through 6/2018)

  • Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education


Community Health News, Georgia Southern University May 2014

Community Health News, Georgia Southern University

Community Health Department News (Through 6/2018)

  • Sport Education


Community Health News, Georgia Southern University Aug 2013

Community Health News, Georgia Southern University

Community Health Department News (Through 6/2018)

  • Barber-Administered Health Education


The Effectiveness Of Education Interventions On Coaching Education Students’ Concussion Knowledge, Retention, And Attitudes, Brienna L. Simons Jan 2013

The Effectiveness Of Education Interventions On Coaching Education Students’ Concussion Knowledge, Retention, And Attitudes, Brienna L. Simons

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Context: Coaches who don’t have access to qualified health care providers need to be well educated on prevention, detection, assessment, and management of sport-related concussion to help decrease the risks associated. Due to the lack of assessment on educational interventions there is no way to determine the validity of the content. Objective: Determine which of three online concussion education interventions was most influential on coaches’ concussion knowledge, retention of knowledge, and their effects on attitudes amongst a sample of coaching education students. Participants: 233 coaching student’s recruited, used 154 for data analysis (71% male, x̅ age = 21.2 ...