Mental health after paediatric concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Alice Gornall, Michael Takagi, Thilanka Morawakage, Xiaomin Liu, Vicki Anderson
Br J Sports Med | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to rigorously examine mental health outcomes following paediatric concussion. To date, heterogeneous findings and methodologies have limited clinicians' and researchers' ability to meaningfully synthesise existing literature. In this context, there is a need to clarify mental health outcomes in a homogeneous sample, controlling for key methodological differences and applying a consistent definition of concussion across studies. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: We searched Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, SportDiscus, Scopus and PubMed. ELIGIBILITY: Peer-reviewed studies published between 1980 and June 2020..View full abstract