To determine whether parents of student athletes plan to use the preparticipation physical examination (PPE) as their student athlete's only annual health evaluation, to identify factors associated with this decision, and to assess their knowledge about the objectives of PPEs and more comprehensive examinations.
General community, school-sponsored PPEs.
A convenience sample of parents or guardians of high school student athletes who obtained a school-sponsored, multiple-station format PPE were surveyed by using an anonymous paper-and-pencil questionnaire.
Thirty percent of the parents in this sample planned to use the PPE as their student athlete's only contact with a health care provider.In addition to addressing problems that might affect sports participation, parents thought that the PPE visit should evaluate medical problems that are unrelated to athletics (34%), perform health screening procedures (22%), assess social or behavioral issues (16%), and provide immunizations (7%). Conclusions : Many parents plan to use the PPE as their student athlete's only scheduled contact with a health care provider ; this decision may be influenced by factors that are related to access to health care and misperceptions with regard to the mission of these specialized examinations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine sport, Adolescent, Evaluation, Connaissance, Parent, Sportif, Exploration clinique, Test préliminaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sports medicine, Adolescent, Evaluation, Knowledge, Parent, Athlete, Clinical investigation, Preliminary test, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0364734
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.