is a serious brain injury caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head.
However, in surveyed gym classes, concussion
rates were 4.
International cricket has been slow to react to concussion
, and there is far more that could be done to reduce risks," Brukner said.
All patients were assessed according to a standardized concussion
protocol that involved a neurologic exam and validated concussion
evaluation testing, including the ImPACT and the Sports Concussion
Assessment Tool (SCAT) tests.
The workshop tackled the latest issues related to concussion
and offered comprehensive training to healthcare providers on Aspetar's protocol to help identify and treat concussion
injuries in sports, on and off the field.
In addition, concussion
symptoms were evaluated through parent and child Sports Concussion
Assessment Tool (SCAT-3) surveys, a standardized tool commonly used to evaluate injured children for concussion
and to guide clinical decision-making.
When a player is diagnosed with a concussion
, he cannot return to the field for the rest of the game.
In gender matched sports, girls experienced significantly higher concussion
rates than boys.
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This is surprising because Pakistan's most commonly played sports like cricket, field hockey and squash are contact sports with a moderate rate of concussion
, whereas the traditional sport of Kabaddi has a surprisingly high concussion
rate with 32% of the injuries.
Football is the leading cause of concussion
in high school athletes, followed by girls' soccer, boys' lacrosse, and boys' soccer, and although data are limited, rugby and ice hockey are also thought to account for high rates of concussion
(Halstead et al.