Predicting clinical concussion measures at baseline and re-test based on academic profile and motivation Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Trinidad, Katrina Javier
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Purpose: To determine if motivation, unweighted high school grade point average (hsGPA), and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score can predict neurocognitive and postural control performance at baseline and re-test. Participants: 165 incoming student-athletes. Methods: Participants completed a computerized neurocognitive test, a balance test, and a measure of test-taking motivation at baseline and re-test. Statistical Analyses: Twenty-four separate multivariate regression models were used with SAT, hsGPA, and motivation as predictors for baseline and re-test neurocognitive and postural control performance. Results: The model explained a small amount of the variance for the baseline psychomotor speed and complex attention domains and postural control outcomes. Conclusion: Baseline motivation index, SAT and hsGPA do not predict a majority of the clinical concussion measures at baseline and/or re-test but should be considered when assessing the validity of baseline scores.
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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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