Subjective, but not objective, lingering effects of multiple past concussions in adolescents

Research Type: 
Concussion Literature

Summary: To examine whether there are lingering effects of past concussions in adolescent athletes, 643 competitive Bantam and Midget hockey players (mean age=15.5) had their concussion history at baseline assessment retrospectively documented using a pre-season questionnaire (PSQ), which was completed at home by parents and players in advance of baseline testing with ImPACT. Athletes with one or two or more prior concussions did not have significantly worse neurocognitive functioning on ImPACT compared to those with zero previous concussions. However, there were significantly more symptoms reported in those with two or more prior concussions compared to those with zero or one prior concussion.

Citation:  Brooks, B, McKay, C, Mrazik, M, Barlow, K, Meeuwisse, W, Emery, C. 2013. Subjective, but not objective, lingering effects of multiple past concussions in adolescents.
Publication Date: 
2013