Sport-Related Concussion and Mental Health Outcomes in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review
Simon M Rice, Alexandra G Parker, Simon Rosenbaum, Alan Bailey, Daveena Mawren, Rosemary Purcell
SPORTS MEDICINE | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Elite athletes can experience a diverse range of symptoms following post-concussive injury. The impact of sport-related concussion on specific mental health outcomes is unclear in this population. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to appraise the evidence base regarding the association between sport-related concussion and mental health outcomes in athletes competing at elite and professional levels. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, SPORTDiscus, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Cinahl databases was conducted. RESULTS: A total of 27 studies met inclusion criteria for review. Most of the included studies (67%, n = 18) were published in 2014 or later. Study methodology and reporting varie..View full abstract
Simon Rice was supported by the Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health awarded by the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Simon Rosenbaum was supported by an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). No specific sources of funding were used to assist in the preparation of this article.