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Recovery of symptoms, neurocognitive and vestibular-ocular-motor function and academic ability after sports-related concussion (SRC) in university-aged student-athletes: a systematic review

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posted on 2022-07-05, 08:36 authored by Kerry Glendon, Ashni Desai, Glen BlenkinsopGlen Blenkinsop, Antonio Belli, Matthew PainMatthew Pain

Background 

Physiological differences between a maturing and matured brain alters how Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) affects different age groups; therefore, a review specific to university-aged student-athletes is needed.

Objectives 

Determine time to recovery for symptom burden, neurocognitive and Vestibular-Ocular-Motor (VOM) function and academic impact in university-aged student-athletes. 

Methods 

Searches were conducted in PubMed, SpringerLink, PsycINFO, Science Direct, Scopus, Cochrane, Web of Science and EMBASE. Articles were included if they contained original data collected within 30 days in university-aged student-athletes, analysed SRC associated symptoms, neurocognitive or VOM function or academic ability and published in English. Two reviewers independently reviewed sources, using the Oxford Classification of Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) and the Downs and Black checklist, and independently extracting data before achieving consensus. 

Results 

58 articles met the inclusion criteria. Recovery of symptoms occurred by 7 and 3–5.3 days for neurocognition. The evidence base did not allow for a conclusion on recovery time for VOM function or academic ability. Few papers investigated recovery times at specified re-assessment time-points and have used vastly differing methodologies. 

Conclusions 

To fully understand the implication of SRC on the university-aged student-athlete’ studies using a multi-faceted approach at specific re-assessments time points are required.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Brain Injury

Volume

36

Issue

4

Pages

455 - 468

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Author(s)

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

Acceptance date

2022-03-06

Publication date

2022-04-04

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0269-9052

eISSN

1362-301X

Language

  • en

Depositor

Miss Kerry Glendon. Deposit date: 29 June 2022

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