A Case Matched Study Examining the Reliability of Using Impact to Assess Effects of Multiple Concussions
concussion history, ImPACTSex differences, mild traumatic brain injury, neurocognitive testing
Approximately 3.8 million sport and recreational concussions occur per year, creating a need for accurate diagnosis and management of concussions. Researchers and clinicians are exploring the potential dose-response cumulative effects of concussive injuries using computerized neuropsychological exams, however, results have been mixed and/or contradictory. This study starts with a large adolescent population and applies strict inclusion criteria to examine how previous mild traumatic brain injuries affect symptom reports and neurocognitive performance on the Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) computerized tool.
Russo, S. A.,
Rice, M. A.,
Jeffrey, M. G.,
Craddock, T. J.
(2017). A Case Matched Study Examining the Reliability of Using Impact to Assess Effects of Multiple Concussions. BMC Psychology, 5(14).
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/1563