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A comparison of sideline versus clinical cognitive test performance in collegiate athletes.

Authors
  • Onate, J A
  • Guskiewicz, K M
  • Riemann, B L
  • Prentice, W E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of athletic training
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
155–160
Identifiers
PMID: 16558625
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There appears to be no difference in cognitive testing performance completed in a controlled clinical environment versus that performed in an uncontrolled sideline environment. This finding suggests that clinicians can administer cognitive tests to athletes with mild head injuries in uncontrolled sideline environments and expect valid results. Thus, clinicians can more thoroughly evaluate mildly head-injured athletes during the most crucial period after injury so that a safe return-to-play decision can be based on quantifiable, objective data.

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