Journal article

Does a computerized neuropsychological test predict prolonged recovery in concussed children presenting to the ED?

Michael Takagi, Stephen JC Hearps, Franz E Babl, Nicholas Anderson, Silvia Bressan, Cathriona Clarke, Gavin A Davis, Melissa Doyle, Kevin Dunne, Chloe Lanyon, Vanessa Rausa, Emma Thompson, Vicki Anderson

Child Neuropsychology | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


Computerized neuropsychological tests (CNTs) are widely used internationally in concussion management. Their prognostic value for predicting recovery post-concussion is poorly understood, particularly in pediatric populations. The aim of the present study was to examine whether cognitive functioning (measured by CogSport) has prognostic value for predicting rapid versus slow recovery. This is a prospective longitudinal observational cohort study conducted at a state-wide tertiary pediatric hospital. Data were collected at 1-4, 14, and 90 days post-injury. Eligible children were aged ≥5 and .05). Cognitive functioning, measured by CogSport and assessed within 1-4 days of concussion, does not..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme. Hearps was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development grant; Babl was funded by the Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation, an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship, and a Melbourne Campus Clinician Scientist Fellowship; and Anderson by an NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellowship. The funding organizations did not have a role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.