Certified Athletic Trainers' Knowledge of the NATA Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses

dc.contributor.advisor Gray, Joey
dc.contributor.advisor Estes, Steve
dc.contributor.author Jones, Kirstie
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-21T20:25:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-21T20:25:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-28
dc.description.abstract Every year there are an abundant amount of exertional heat illnesses (EHIs) cases among athletes and those numbers are currently on the rise. The occurrence of EHIs has increased over time. From the years 1931-1959 there was only 5 players’ deaths reported in relation to EHIs compared to the 103 players reported to have died from 1960-2000 (Health Research Funding, 2015). The occurrence of EHIs are on the rise and we need medical professionals provided care that have the knowledge to recognize and treat these conditions. Certified athletic trainers (ATs) should be aware of the position statements provided for them concerning these illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) develops position statements to provide ATs with the most current research concerning illnesses like EHIs. This study was used to develop a psychometrically sound test to assess the knowledge of ATs on the NATA position statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses. It will be used to show ATs what knowledge they need to have compared to what they already know.
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/5159
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Athletic Training
dc.subject Exertional Heat Illness
dc.subject Position Statement
dc.subject Psychometric
dc.subject.umi Health sciences
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Certified Athletic Trainers' Knowledge of the NATA Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses
dc.type Thesis
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