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Standardized Assessment of Concussion
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Core: Sport-Related Concussion Acute (time of injury until 72 hours) and Subacute (after 72 hours to 3 months)  Should use oneof the symptom checklists.
Supplemental–Highly Recommended: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) - Persistent/Chronic (3 months and greater post concussion)
Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
An objective and standardized method of immediately assessing an injured athlete's mental status on the sport sideline within minutes of having sustained a concussion. The assessment in intended as a supplement to other assessment measures and the medical provider's clinical examination.
Total score can range from 0 to 30 resulting from performance on each of the following domains: Orientation (5pts), Immediate Memory (15pts), Concentration (5pts), and Delayed Recall (5pts)
McCrea M, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Barr W, Randolph C, Cantu RC, Onate JA, Yang J, Kelly JP. Acute effects and recovery time following concussion in collegiate football players: the NCAA Concussion Study. JAMA. 2003;290(19):2556-2563.
McCrea M. Standardized Mental Status Testing on the Sideline After Sport-Related Concussion. J Athl Train. 2001;36(3):274-279.
McCrea M, Kelly JP, Kluge J, Ackley B, Randolph C. Standardized assessment of concussion in football players. Neurology. 1997;48(3):586-588.


Document last updated March 2018