Journal article

Developing common demographic data elements to include in future editions of the SCAT and Child SCAT: a modified international Delphi study

Maxine J Shanks, Paul McCrory, Gavin A Davis, Ruben J Echemendia, Andrew R Gray, S John Sullivan

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) and Child SCAT are the 'gold standard' assessment tools for a suspected sport-related concussion (SRC). A number of 'modifiers' (eg, previous history of concussion) of a SRC have been identified. These may influence how the SCAT/Child SCAT results should be interpreted. OBJECTIVES: To achieve consensus, via an international panel of SRC experts, on which athlete/player and parent/caregiver demographic variables should be considered for inclusion in future editions of the SCAT/Child SCAT respectively. METHODS: A two-round modified Delphi technique, overseen by a steering committee, invited 41 panellists to achieve expert consensus (≥80% ..

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