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Baseline Concussion Assessment in Varsity Athletes: A Comparison Between Two Concussion Assessment Tools and Identification of Possible Risk Factors Open Access
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mild traumatic brain injury
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University of Alberta
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Lemke, Nicole I
- Supervisor and department
Lebrun, Constance M (Family Medicine)
Bell, Gordon (Physical Education & Recreation)
- Examining committee member and department
Harber, Vicki (Physical Education & Recreation)
Mrazik, Martin (Education Psychology)
Syrotuik, Dan (Physical Education & Recreation)
Physical Education and Recreation
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Master of Science
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Objectives: To compare the self-report of symptoms on two commonly used tools: Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2), and Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT). To identify potential variables on ImPACT and a preseason questionnaire that might predict concussion.
Results: Eighteen “matched” symptoms were analyzed for 349 athletes. There were significant differences between 10 symptoms. Athletes who scored in the lowest 10th percentile at baseline on ImPACT for the visual memory composite score were 2.5 (95% CI 1.09 – 5.46) times more likely to suffer a concussion. Male athletes with a family history of concussion were 0.4 (95% CI 0.17-0.93) times less likely to suffer a concussion.
Conclusions: Athletes’ self-report of post-concussion symptoms differed, depending on the type of concussion evaluation tool used. ImPACT may be able to identify athletes at increased risk for concussion. More research is needed on preseason screening questionnaires.
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Lemke, N., Lebrun, C.M., Mrazik, M., Matthews-White, J., Naidu, D., and Prasad, A. (2013). Baseline Self-Report of Post-Concussion Symptoms in Varsity Athletes: A Comparison of Standardized Assessment paradigms Using SCAT2 and ImPACT. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 23(2):e19.Lemke, N., Lebrun, C.M., Mrazik, M., Matthews-White, J., Naidu, D., and Prasad, A. (2013). Baseline Concussion Assessment in Varsity Athletes: Identification of Risk Factors for Concussion Using ImPACT. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 23(2):e26.
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