La gestion des commotions cérébrales en milieux scolaires du réseau public d'enseignement primaire et secondaire du Québec : une étude séquentielle exploratoire

Authors: Laurin, Yann
Advisor: Frémont, PierreGoulet, Claude
Abstract: Representing a common injury for youth that results in physical, somatic, cognitive, and emotional symptoms, concussions must be adequately managed to ensure optimal rehabilitation. Schools stakeholders have a role to play in this management, so in 2017, the Quebec Ministry of Education proposed a concussion management protocol for its schools. The objective of this study is to identify the facilitating elements and obstacles to the application of the concussion management protocol in Quebec public elementary and high schools. The theory of planned behavior and the protection motivation theory were used as theoretical models, and the study is based on an exploratory sequential mixed design. This memoire is specific to the qualitative component, characterized by a simple transversal descriptive quote. Three focus groups with 13 school personnel members from four administrative regions of Quebec were held by videoconference. The inter-rater analysis method was used to analyze the data. The main facilitators are the appreciation of the content of the protocol, the source of information the protocol represents and its ability to facilitate communication. The main obstacles are the additional workload that comes with applying the protocol, the disadvantageous features of the tool, the improvements that could be made and the perceived scarcity of concussions. Other important dimensions that can represent both facilitators and barriers are "Need for concussion training or knowledge", "Need for collaboration" and "Variation in symptom intensity". A quantitative questionnaire will be elaborated based on the results and will be used to survey all Quebec public elementary and high schools. The results will help elaborate future interventions promoting the application of the protocol in Quebec schools to ensure the well-being and academic success of students with concussions.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2022
Open Access Date: 25 July 2022
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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