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Sport Concussion Assessment Tool


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A standardized method of evaluating people after concussion in sport. The tool was produced as a result of the Second International Symposium on Sport Concussion in Prague in 2004. It includes asking an athlete to score themselves based on how they feel. The guidelines that accompany the tool state that concussion should be suspected in the presence of any one or more of the of the following: signs (such as headaches), symptoms (such as loss of consciousness), or memory loss. The advice is that any athlete suspected of concussion should be removed from play and then seek medical evaluation.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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