Neuropsychological Testing

Recovery of cognitive and dynamic motor function following concussion

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Authors: Tonya M Parker, Louis R Osternig, Paul van Donkelaar and Li-Shan Chou

Source: Br. J. Sports Med. 2007;41;868-873; originally published online 21 May 2007

Neuropsychological testing has been advocated as an important tool of proper post-concussion management. Although these measures provide information that can be used in the decision of when to return an individual to previous levels of physical activity, they provide little data on motor performance following injury.

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Computerised neuropsychological testing

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Authors: A Collie, P Maruff

Source: Br J Sports Med

Should it be performed by neuropsychologists or team doctors? The dual roles of neuropsychological testing in sports concussion are well established. Neuropsychological assessment may aid understanding of the brain structures and processes underlying concussion and the Post Concussion Syndrome..

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Does baseline neuropsychological test performance change from year to year in noninjured athletes?

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Authors: MICHAEL MAKDISSI, ALEX COLLIE, PAUL MARUFF, PAUL MCCRORY, PETER BRUKNER & KIM BENNELL.

Source:
1 Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia.
2 CogState Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

Consensus guidelines developed at the 1st International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Vienna, 2001) recommend the use of neuropsychological tests to objectively monitor recovery of cognitive function following a concussive injury (Aubry et al., 2002).

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Computerised cognitive assessment of concussed Australian Rules footballers

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: M Makdissi, A Collie, P MaruV, D G Darby, A Bush, P McCrory, K Bennell

Source: Br J Sports Med 2001;35:354–360

“Paper and pencil” neuropsychological tests play an important role in the management of sports related concussions. They provide objective information on the athlete’s cognitive function and thus facilitate decisions on safe return to sport. It has been proposed that computerised cognitive tests have many advantages over such conventional tests, but their role in this domain is yet to be established..

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Psychometric issues associated with computerised neuropsychological assessment of concussed athletes

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: Alexander Collie PhD, Paul Maruff PhD, Michael McStephen BSc(Hons) & Michael Makdissi MBBS2

Source: Br J Sports Med

The dual roles of neuropsychological testing in sports concussion are well established. Neuropsychological assessment may aid understanding of the brain structures and processes underlying concussion and the post-concussion syndrome..

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Are Reliable Change (RC) calculations appropriate for determining the extent of cognitive change in concussed athletes?

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: Alexander Collie PhD, Paul Maruff PhD, Michael McStephen BSc(Hons) & David Darby MBBS PhD

Source: Br J Sports Med

Reliable Change (RC) analyses are a group of statistical techniques that are used in many areas of medicine to help determine when an individual’s performance on a neuropsychological test has changed from a previous assessment1 with the same test.

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Concussed or Not Concussed: What was the question?

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: Carol Broderick, Amanda Skakum, Tom Schweizer, Farah Jindani, Muriel Vogel-Sprott, James Danckert & Eric Roy.

Source: Departments of Psychology and Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The complete management of concussion is a serious issue in sport. Return-to-play guidelines are typically based on symptom resolution as the most important criterion. Previously, traditional pencil and paper neuropsychological tests have been used to determine when symptoms of concussion have resolved.

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Computerised cognitive assessment of athletes with sports related head injury

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: A Collie, D Darby, P Maruff

Source: Br J Sports Med

Professional and amateur participants in many sports are at risk of brain injury caused by impact with other players or objects. In many cases, mild cognitive deficits may persist after the common neurological signs of brain injury has passed.

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Reliability and Validity of CogSport

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Authors: ALEX COLLIE PHD, MICHAEL MAKDISSI MD, DAVID DARBY MD PHD, KIM BENNELL MD PHD, PAUL McCRORY MD PHD & PAUL MARUFF PHD

Source: CogSport

A brief, computerised cognitive test designed for serial assessment of athletes.

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Statistical procedures for determining the extent of cognitive change following concussion

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Neuropsychological Testing with 0 Comments

Authors: A Collie, P Maruff, M Makdissi, M McStephen, D G Darby, P McCrory

Source: Br J Sports Med

Neuropsychological (NP) testing is now often used to help to determine if the cognitive function of a concussed athlete has declined. The NP test score after concussion is compared with the baseline test score..

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