Concussion: A concussion is a trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness; this can include a direct blow to the head or a blow to the body resulting in the head and brain moving quickly back and forth (1).
Current Screen: Current concussion screen consists of: symptom checklist, cognitive assessment known as Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT), and Balance Errors Scoring System (BESS) (2).
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine an assessment to screen an individual’s risk of sustaining a sport-related concussion.
Hypothesis: We hypothesized the SCAT 4, BESS, Four Square Step Test, and Mirror Star Trace would identify deficits in adolescent athletes who sustained a concussion.
Koch, Chris; Neudorfer, Jenny; Heuberger, Peter; Winegar, Tel; Lee, Calvin; and Fegel, Jarrett, "The Role of Balance and Neck Strength in Youth Concussion" (2017). Student-Faculty Research - School of Physical Therapy. 30.