Monday, August 26, 2013

Neurocognitive testing more accurate than self-reporting when assessing concussion recovery in cheerleaders

Neurocognitive testing more accurate than self-reporting when assessing concussion recovery in cheerleaders

Concussions have become a major public health issue, with both short- and long-term side effects. In sports, cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injury, with some studies reporting approximately 6% of total injuries as concussions. Return-to-play guidelines have relied on athletes' self-reports; however, this has led to concerns about the ability of athletes to truly recognize their own symptoms and recovery. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers evaluate the accuracy of neurocognitive testing compared with self-reported symptoms of concussions in cheerleaders......

Comments: See  http://newsfromaoa.org/2013/07/11/high-tech-low-tech-and-concussion/ for additional info on concussion and sports. DM

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