Effects of weight-cutting tactics on clinical concussion measures in division one collegiate wrestlers Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Friedline, Amanda
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • Our purpose was to look at the effects of weight-cutting tactics on clinical concussion measures in Division I collegiate wrestlers. Scores on clinical concussion assessment tools were analyzed at baseline and pre and post practice. Concussion tools included The SCAT2, the SAC, the BESS, the GSC, and SRT computerized test. All subjects completed the same test battery at baseline and before and after a practice. Significant differences were observed for SCAT2 when pre and post-practice measures were compared to baseline (P < 0.05) and BESS scores between baseline and post-practice (P < 0.05). Significance was also observed for GSC when pre and post-practice were compared to baseline (P < 0.05). A difference was further observed between pre and post-practice. Our results suggest that it is important for wrestlers to be tested in a euhydrated state in order to ensure weight-cutting tactics are not influencing the outcome of the clinical measures.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training)."
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  • Guskiewicz, Kevin M.
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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