V-SCoRe

The purpose of Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Research (V-SCoRe) is to improve our knowledge in the area of sports-related concussion (SRC) and the outcome of these injuries in athletes. Goals also include identifying pre and post-concussion variables that influence recovery from a SRC and management approaches that can optimize an athlete’s return to the pre-injury level of function and performance We hope to further expand our research efforts to the following areas that affect SRC outcomes:

Age
Gender
Return to play
Neurocognitive assessment
Number of prior concussions
Seizures
Anxiety/depression

Achieving these goals will be possible by:

Utilizing a prospective athlete registry of neurocognitive tests to identify factors associated with SRC outcomes.
Obtaining long-term patient reported outcome measures to evaluate the longitudinal impact of SRC.
Communicating directly with local coaches and school personnel to identify the important issues surrounding young athletes today.

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