Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale

Mark R. Lovell, Grant L. Iverson, Michael W. Collins, Kenneth Podell, Karen M. Johnston, Dustin Pardini, Jamie Pardini, John Norwig, Joseph C. Maroon

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Abstract

It is important to carefully evaluate self-reported symptoms in athletes with known or suspected concussions. This article presents data on the psychometric and clinical properties of a commonly used concussion symptom inventory-the Post-Concussion Scale. Normative and psychometric data are presented for large samples of young men (N = 1,391) and young women (N = 355). In addition, data gathered from a concussed sample of athletes (N = 260) seen within 5 days of injury are presented. These groups represent samples of both high school and collegiate athletes. Data from a subsample of 52 concussed athletes seen 3 times post-injury are presented to illustrate symptom reporting patterns during the initial recovery period. General guidelines for the clinical use of the scale are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-174
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Sports
  • Symptoms
  • Traumatic brain injury

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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion : Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale. / Lovell, Mark R.; Iverson, Grant L.; Collins, Michael W.; Podell, Kenneth; Johnston, Karen M.; Pardini, Dustin; Pardini, Jamie; Norwig, John; Maroon, Joseph C.

In: Applied Neuropsychology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006, p. 166-174.

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Lovell, MR, Iverson, GL, Collins, MW, Podell, K, Johnston, KM, Pardini, D, Pardini, J, Norwig, J & Maroon, JC 2006, 'Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale', Applied Neuropsychology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 166-174. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15324826an1303_4
Lovell, Mark R. ; Iverson, Grant L. ; Collins, Michael W. ; Podell, Kenneth ; Johnston, Karen M. ; Pardini, Dustin ; Pardini, Jamie ; Norwig, John ; Maroon, Joseph C. / Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion : Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale. In: Applied Neuropsychology. 2006 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 166-174.
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