Journal article

Validation of the SCAT5 and Child SCAT5 Word-List Memory Task

Jesse S Shapiro, Stephen Hearps, Vanessa C Rausa, Vicki Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Remy Pugh, Tracey Chau, Cathriona Clarke, Gavin A Davis, Fabian Fabiano, Feiven Fan, Georgia M Parkin, Michael Takagi, Franz E Babl

JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Sports Concussion Assessment Tool-5th Edition (SCAT5) and the child version (Child SCAT5) are the current editions of the SCAT and have updated the memory testing component from previous editions. This study aimed to validate this new memory component against the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) as the validated standard. This prospective, observational study, carried out within The Royal Children's Hospital Emergency Department, Melbourne, Australia, recruited 198 participants: 91 with concussion and 107 upper limb injury or healthy sibling controls. Partial Pearson correlations showed that memory acquisition and recall on delay aspects of the SCAT5 were significantly correlate..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Franz Babl has been, in part, funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship, Canberra, Australia and the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne, Australia.