1st Edition

Sports Medicine and Neuropsychology the Neuropsychologist's Role in the Assessment and Management of Sports-related Concussions:a Special Issue of applied Neuropsychology

Edited By Eric A. Zillmer Copyright 2003
    58 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    The focus of Sports Medicine and Neuropsychology is the question of what role the neuropsychologist should have in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sports-related concussions. The goal of this special issue is to examine the most current issues facing this growing and dynamic field of neuropsychology. The first article is dedicated to reviewing current issues in the neuropsychological assessment of concussions in sports-related events. The next paper examines data on over six million practice-and-game-exposures among athletes participating in the NCAA's Injury Surveillance System. Two contributions examine the empirical role that neuropsychologists can have in the area of concussion research. The final two papers review the advantages and limitations on computer-based assessment of sports-related concussions and discuss neuropsychology's role in return-to-play decisions following them.

    Volume 10, Number 1, 2003
    Contents: E.A. Zillmer, Introduction to Special Issue of Applied Neuropsychology on Sports-Related Concussions. C.K. McKeever, P. Schatz, Current Issues in the Identification, Assessment, and Management of Concussions in Sports-Related Injuries. T. Covassin, C.B. Swanik, M.L. Sachs, Epidemiological Considerations of Concussions Among Intercollegiate Athletes. E.A. Zillmer, The Neuropsychology of Repeated 1- and 3-Meter Springboard Diving Among College Athletes. F.M. Webbe, S.R. Ochs, Recency and Frequency of Soccer Heading Interact to Decrease Neurocognitive Performance. P. Schatz, E.A. Zillmer, Computer-Based Assessment of Sports-Related Concussion. R. Echemendia, R.C. Cantu, Return to Play Following Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: The Role for Neuropsychology.


    Eric A. Sillmer