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You-CAN: Peers help youth athletes with concussions through education and social support

Highlights The number of concussions reported among Canadian youth has increased annually by 10.3% between 2004 and 2015.  Many concussions go unreported by youth due to their lack of knowledge, thinking it won’t make a difference, believing their friends will treat them differently and a lack of self-efficacy.  Improved concussion reporting and health outcomes may happen by understanding that social networks strongly influenced youth, exploring new ways of enabling youth to help each other learn about concussion and supporting recovery after a concussion.  The Youth Concussion Awareness Network (You-CAN) is a novel, peer-led program on concussion education and awareness for high-school students across Canada. It provides a platform to explore peer-led concussion education […]

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