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Predicting protracted recovery in concussed male and female high school athletes

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Title: Predicting protracted recovery in concussed male and female high school athletes
Authors: Sanford, Jillian Rebecca
Keywords: concussion
Issue Date: Aug 2014
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2014]
Abstract: Returning concussed athletes to participation without proper recovery time increases the risk of delayed recovery as well as possible life-altering injuries such as cerebral edema or second-impact syndrome. The recovery from concussion is a very unique process for each case, especially in younger athletes. The majority of concussed student-athletes are symptom free within 10-14 days, however some recoveries may last longer.
The ability to predict Protracted recovery is an important aspect of concussion management since it provides healthcare professionals with a more individualized time-frame for return to play (RTP). This will also allow healthcare professionals to better inform coaches and parents about the student-athlete's possible recovery plan. The Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment Cognitive Test (ImPACT Applications Inc, Pittsburgh, PA), a commonly used and valid concussion assessment tool, has been used to identify student-athletes' with Protracted recovery (>14 days) at 80% sensitivity.
Description: M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014.
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Appears in Collections:M.S. - Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science

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