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Summary

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and sport-related concussion (SRC) are major public health problems. Although significant advances have been made in our understanding of concussion, to date, the natural history of concussion remains poorly defined. This investigation is poised to address the true natural history of SRC clinical recovery, which has critical implications for improving safety, injury prevention, and medical care in athletes and military personnel.

Purpose

Conduct a prospective, longitudinal, multi-site, multi-sport investigation that delineates the natural history of concussion in males and females by incorporating a multi-dimensional assessment of standardized clinical measures of post-concussive symptomatology, performance-based testing (e.g., cognitive function, postural stability), and psychological health.

Sponsorship

U.S. Department of Defense (subcontract from University of Michigan)
$413,453

Principal Investigator

Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science, Athletic Training)

Active Since

August 2014