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No Seasonal Changes in Cognitive Functioning Among High School Football Athletes: Implementation of a Novel Electrophysiological Measure and Standard Clinical Measures.

Authors: Broglio SP, Eckner JT, Meehan S, Moore B, Rettmann A, Williams R

Journal: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000420

Year Published: 2017

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate neuroelectric and cognitive function relative to a season of football participation. Cognitive and neuroelectric function declines are hypothesized to be present in football athletes. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: Athletic fields and research laboratory. PATIENTS (OR PARTICIPANTS): Seventy-seven high school athletes (15.9 + 0.9 years, 178.6 + 7.2 cm, 74.4 + 14.7 kg, and […]

The Effects of the Removal of Electronic Devices for 48 hours on Sleep in Elite Judo Athletes.

Authors: Caldwell J, Dawson B, Dunican IC, Eastwood PR, Halson SL, Jones MJ, Martin DT, Reale R

Journal: ournal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001697

Year Published: 2017

OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of the removal of electronic devices (i.e., smartphones, etc.) for 48 hours on sleep quality and next-day athletic and cognitive performance in elite Judo athletes. PARTICIPANTS: Over 6 days and nights, 23 eliteAustralian Judo athletes were monitored while attending a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). In […]

Computerised cognitive assessment of concussed Australian Rules footballers.

Authors: Bennell K, Bush A, Collie A, Darby DG, Makdissi M, Maruff P, Mccrory P

Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine

Volume & Issue: 35 & 5

Page No.: 354-60

DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.35.5.354

Year Published: 2001

BACKGROUND: “Paper and pencil” neuropsychological tests play an important role in the management of sports related concussions. They provide objective information on the athlete’s cognitive function and thus facilitate decisions on safe return to sport. It has been proposed that computerised cognitive tests have many advantages over such conventional tests, but their role in this […]

CogSport: reliability and correlation with conventional cognitive tests used in postconcussion medical evaluations.

Authors: Collie A, Darby D, Makdissi M, Maruff P, Mccrory P, McStephen M

Journal: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

Volume & Issue: 13 & 1

Page No.: 28-32

Year Published: 2003

OBJECTIVE: To determine the repeatability of a computerized cognitive test designed to monitor recovery from concussion and assist team physicians make return to play decisions (CogSport). To determine the correlation between CogSport and two conventional neuropsychological tests. DESIGN: Prospective, serial investigation of cognitive function. SETTING: Professional and semi-professional Australian Football clubs and a university affiliated […]

Effect of concussion on clinically measured reaction time in 9 NCAA division I collegiate athletes: a preliminary study.

Journal: PM & R

Volume & Issue: 3 & 3

Page No.: 212-8

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.12.003

Year Published: 2011

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of concussion on clinically measured reaction time (RT(clin)) and in comparison to a computerized reaction time measure (RT(comp)). DESIGN: Prospective, repeated measures observational study. SETTING: Athletic training clinic at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I university. PARTICIPANTS: Data are reported for 9 collegiate athletes with acute concussion who […]

Computerized neurocognitive testing in the medical evaluation of sports concussion.

Authors: Darby DG, Grady MF, Master CL

Journal: Pediatric Annals

Volume & Issue: 41 & 9

Page No.: 371-6

DOI: 10.3928/00904481-20120827-11

Year Published: 2012

Pilot evaluation of a novel clinical test of reaction time in national collegiate athletic association division I football players.

Authors: Eckner JT, Kutcher JS, Richardson JK

Journal: Journal of Athletic Training

Volume & Issue: 45 & 4

Page No.: 327-32

DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-45.4.327

Year Published: 2010

CONTEXT: Evidence suggests that concussion prolongs reaction time (RT). We have developed a simple, reliable clinical tool for measuring reaction time that may be of value in the assessment of concussion in athletes. OBJECTIVE: To compare baseline values of clinical RT (RT(clin)) obtained using the new clinical reaction time apparatus with computerized RT (RT(comp)) obtained […]