The relationship between subconcussive impacts and concussion history on clinical measures of concussion in collegiate football players Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Gysland, Sonia Mae
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • There is an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million cases of mild traumatic brain injury that occur annually, demonstrating the need to better understand potential contributors to head injury, specifically exploring the nature of repetitive impacts sustained over time. The purpose was to determine whether there is a relationship between subconcussive impacts and previous history of concussion on clinical measures of concussion in collegiate football players over one football season. Forty-nine subjects were tested prior to and following the 2008 football season on clinical measures of concussion. Head impact data were also collected throughout the season to determine whether there is a relationship between cumulative impacts and neuropsychological performance, postural stability and presence of concussion-like symptoms. Negligible changes occurred from pre to postseason, and for the most part, were independent of previous history of concussion, and the total number, magnitude and location of impacts sustained over one football season.
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  • Guskiewicz, Kevin M.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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