Journal article

Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Concussion upon Cognition: A 5-Year Prospective Investigation

Stefan Piantella, Stuart J McDonald, Paul Maruff, Bradley J Wright

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Jockeys have high rates of concussion, with 5% of jockeys receiving at least one concussion annually. The impact of acute concussion upon cognition is well understood, but less is known about the long-term effects of concussion upon cognition. Our aim was to assess the impact of concussion upon jockeys who had provided pre-concussion assessments of cognition using a prospective design. METHOD: In this study, over a 5-year period, we assessed the cognitive performance of jockeys with ≥1 medically diagnosed concussion (MDC; n = 17, months since concussion, M = 29.18), against those who had not been concussed (NC; n = 41). Jockeys who had not been concussed in the preceding 6 months ..

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