Evaluation of Neuropsychological and Attentional Disturbances in Concussed High School Athletes

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dc.contributor.author Howell, David Robert, 1986-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-19T18:54:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-19T18:54:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/11492
dc.description xvi, 68 p. : ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract Approximately 1.5 million concussions occur annually in the United States, many affecting individuals between the ages of 15 and 18. Little is known about this age group's response to a concussion as they have been thought to respond differently than adults due to immature brain development. Additionally, relying on symptoms alone to determine level of brain function may lead to early return back to sport participation. Through the use of 3 computerized tests, neuropsychological and attentional deficit recovery post concussion was assessed between 12 subjects with concussions and 12 controls up to 2 months after injury. Memory tasks and symptoms resolved within a week after injury. Executive function tests showed small group differences up to two months post injury, suggesting these types of tests may be a useful tool in the evaluation of concussion recovery and provide an objective measure in evaluation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in charge: Dr. Li-Shan Chou, Chair; Dr. Lou Osternig, Member; Dr. Sierra Dawson, Member; Dr. Grace Golden, Member en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of Human Physiology, M.S., 2011;
dc.subject Neurosciences en_US
dc.subject Health care management en_US
dc.subject Attention en_US
dc.subject Cognitive testing en_US
dc.subject Concussion recovery en_US
dc.subject Executive function en_US
dc.subject High school athletes en_US
dc.subject Brain -- Concussion
dc.title Evaluation of Neuropsychological and Attentional Disturbances in Concussed High School Athletes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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