Article: Exertion testing in youth with mild TBI/ concussion

Course Overview

2 CEUs.

    Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 2 CEUs).  

Objectives of this course:

    On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe common Post Concussion Syndrome symptoms.
  2. Discuss factors affecting return to activity following concussion.
  3. Describe exertion testing.
  4. Discuss factors that affected poor performance on exertion testing.
  5. Describe the value of exertion testing in youths following concussion.
You have until 31st December 2022 to complete this task.

R175.00

Description

Citation:

Dematteo C, Volterman KA, Breithaupt PG, Claridge EA, Adamich J, Timmons BW. Exertion Testing in Youth with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Nov;47(11):2283-90. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000682. PMID: 25871465.

Summary of the article:

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is very common in youths. The decision regarding return to activity following concussion remains clinically challenging and controversial. This research investigated how youth with Post- concussion syndrome are affected by exertion and whether standardised exertion testing can contribute to clinical decision making regarding safe return to activity.  Exertion testing was found to play an important role in the evaluation of symptoms and the youth’s readiness to return to activity. The research also found that, overall, controlled exertion seemed to lesson symptoms for most youth.

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