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 - Dec 20 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Concussion
  • Sports
  • Symptoms
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Lovell, M. R., Iverson, G. L., Collins, M. W., Podell, K., Johnston, K. M., Pardini, D., Pardini, J., Norwig, J., & Maroon, J. C. (2006). Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: Reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale. Applied Neuropsychology, 13(3), 166-174. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15324826an1303_4