The purpose of this retrospective study was to observe the consequence of sports-related concussions on athletes who were evaluated initially in a prolonged time frame regarding symptom recovery, cognitive recovery, postural stability recovery, and neuropsychological recovery to athletes who were evaluated immediately. This is a descriptive, retrospective chart review of physically active athletes whom were evaluated on an outpatient basis by licensed neuropsychologist at a Physical Therapy Clinic. Data was extracted and this study showed that “prolonged” athletes experienced more symptoms at time of injury as well as time of initial evaluation compared to “typical-acute” athletes. Furthermore, “prolonged” athletes performed significantly worse on the “eyes open, firm surface” portion of a balance assessment as well the visual memory composite on ImPACT. This study concludes immediate help sought from a licensed specialist in concussions is important to prevent delayed recovery.
|Commitee:||Korosteleva, Olga, Roberts, Brian|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be