DCU FOCUS Concussion in Ladies Gaelic Football Survey

DCU FOCUS Concussion in Ladies Gaelic Football Survey

As part of the DCU FOCUS Concussion Study, we’re launching a new survey examining Ladies Gaelic Football players’ experiences with concussion. This is the first, large-scale survey of concussion in Ladies Gaelic Football, which aims to improve our understanding and management of concussion in the sport.

The survey is open to adult players nationwide, including those who have never experienced a concussion. We would really appreciate it if you could take 15 to 20 minutes to answer- every single response is important and will make a difference in improving concussion management in the sport!

You can answer the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTtlkwI0Da16DzFtY0rAdsAMq4yOqVb7MK8jeR2p95gEpFCw/viewform

Why we’re doing this survey:

At the moment, there is very little information available about concussion in Ladies Gaelic Football. This makes it difficult to develop concussion education resources and management guidelines for the sport. Current guidelines are based on research from other, often male sports. We hope to use the information collected from this survey to help develop concussion education programmes specific to Ladies Gaelic Football and to inform official management guidelines.

What we hope to find out:

· How common concussion is in the sport

· What signs and symptoms players most often experience with concussion

· How players have dealt with previous concussions

· What forms of concussion education players are interested in

Who can participate?

The survey is open to all adult Ladies Gaelic Football players who played club football at any level in Ireland during 2019. We encourage you to participate even if you have not previously experienced a concussion.

Who is carrying out this survey?

The FOCUS Study is being carried out by researchers in the School of Health and Human Performance and School of Biotechnology in Dublin City University. It is being led by Ms. Róisín Leahy, Dr. Siobhán O’Connor, Dr. Enda Whyte and Dr. Keith Rochfort, and is supported by the Irish Research Council and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association