Journal article

The Concussion Recognition Tool 5th Edition (CRT5): Background and rationale

Ruben J Echemendia, Willem Meeuwisse, Paul McCrory, Gavin A Davis, Margot Putukian, John Leddy, Michael Makdissi, S John Sullivan, Steven P Broglio, Martin Raftery, Kathryn Schneider, James Kissick, Michael McCrea, Jiri Dvorak, Allen K Sills, Mark Aubry, Lars Engebretsen, Mike Loosemore, Gordon Fuller, Jeffrey Kutcher Show all

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

The Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (CRT5) is the most recent revision of the Pocket Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 that was initially introduced by the Concussion in Sport Group in 2005. The CRT5 is designed to assist non-medically trained individuals to recognise the signs and symptoms of possible sport-related concussion and provides guidance for removing an athlete from play/sport and to seek medical attention. This paper presents the development of the CRT5 and highlights the differences between the CRT5 and prior versions of the instrument.