The Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness’s Jeff Milroy DrPH, Managing Director, and David Wyrick PhD, Founding Director and Chief Prevention Officer, were part of a research team, along with Kelly L. Rulison PhD, Lindsey Sanders MSW, LCSW and Brandon Mendenhall MPH, studying the critical factors that influence concussion reporting among collegiate athletes.  Utilizing the Integrated Behavioral Model, the study examined the role of norms, attitudes, personal agency and coach communication and their effects on an athlete’s intention to report a potential concussive incident.

Results of the study were recently published in the June 2020 issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health; Using the Integrated Behavioral Model to Determine Sport-Related Concussion Reporting Intentions Among Collegiate Athletes.

The research found that multiple factors within the Integrated Behavioral Model predict reporting intentions and underscore the complexity of athletes’ concussion reporting behaviors and offer guidance for the development of prevention strategies.

The full article is available here