Effects of high and low impact magnitudes on concussion measures in collegiate football players Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • McCaffrey, Meghan Ann
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a theoretical concussive injury threshold on balance and neurocognitive performance in the absence of self-reported symptoms immediately following two different impact conditions (high and low) sustained in 43 Division I football players. A double-blind study utilized the Head Impact Telemetry System to classify subjects into the two testing conditions. Data were collected during the 2005 football season and 2006 spring season. Balance performance, neuropsychological functioning and self-reported symptoms were all assessed and separate repeated measures ANCOVA's were performed for each. Our data analyses resulted in significant differences for only a few of the comparisons made between the low and high magnitude conditions compared to baseline. Overall, our findings suggest that sustaining an impact greater than 100g does not result in acute observable balance and neurocognitive deficits.
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