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Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale.

Authors
  • Lovell, Mark R
  • Iverson, Grant L
  • Collins, Michael W
  • Podell, Kenneth
  • Johnston, Karen M
  • Pardini, Dustin
  • Pardini, Jamie
  • Norwig, John
  • Maroon, Joseph C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied neuropsychology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
13
Issue
3
Pages
166–174
Identifiers
PMID: 17361669
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is important to carefully evaluate self-reported symptoms in athletes with known or suspected concussions. This article presents data on the psychometric and clinical properties of a commonly used concussion symptom inventory-the Post-Concussion Scale. Normative and psychometric data are presented for large samples of young men (N = 1,391) and young women (N = 355). In addition, data gathered from a concussed sample of athletes (N = 260) seen within 5 days of injury are presented. These groups represent samples of both high school and collegiate athletes. Data from a subsample of 52 concussed athletes seen 3 times post-injury are presented to illustrate symptom reporting patterns during the initial recovery period. General guidelines for the clinical use of the scale are provided.

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