Master of Arts (MA)
Athletic Trainer, Drum Corps International, Music, Performing arts, Trust
Performing arts; Music; Kinesiology
Trust is a crucial element for a successful patient-clinician relationship. Athletic
trainers may care for musical performing artists who demonstrate unique needs compared
to traditional patients. In order to provide the best care, athletic trainers must establish a
basis of patient-centered care and build solid professional relationships with performers.
By improving overall patient-clinician relationship factors with respect to this population,
trust may be implemented and sustained. The purpose of the study was to determine
factors that established or diminished trust between drum corps members and their
athletic trainers. The study included 12 semi-structured interviews in which Drum Corps
International (DCI) members defined and analyzed the perception of trust held within this
population in relation to athletic trainer interaction. Trustworthiness techniques of
member checks, triangulation, external auditing, connoisseurship, and negative case
analyses were used. The qualitative methods determined perception of trust through
emergent themes and the effect of trust on the patient-clinician relationship. The study
further identified factors that maintained or inhibited the aspect of trust between
performer and athletic trainer. Accessibility, clinical competence, dependability, comfort,
and having a plan of action were found to be the most prominent themes and promote
success within this relationship. Overall, trust plays a role in determining patient rapport,
compliance, and timely return-to-play through the patient-clinician relationship in the
performing arts setting.
Chinburg, Jenna Lea, "The Perception of Trust Between Athletic Trainers and Musical Performing Artists" (2017). Master's Theses. 4842.