No Seasonal Changes in Cognitive Functioning Among High School Football Athletes: Implementation of a Novel Electrophysiological Measure and Standard Clinical Measures
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Effect of concussion on clinically measured reaction time in 9 NCAA division I collegiate athletes: a preliminary study.
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 […]
Pilot evaluation of a novel clinical test of reaction time in national collegiate athletic association division I football players
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 […]