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J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2001 Dec;23(6):770-4.

A dose-response relation of headers and concussions with cognitive impairment in professional soccer players.

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Department of Anatomy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. erik.matser@st-anna.nl

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of headers and concussions on cognitive impairment in professional soccer players. A group of 84 active professional soccer players from several premier league soccer clubs underwent neuropsychological evaluations. The dose-response relation between the number of headers in one professional season and the number of soccer-related concussions on cognitive functioning was investigated. It was found that the number of headers in one season was related to poorer results on tests measuring focused attention and visual/verbal memory. Soccer-related concussions were related to poorer results on tests measuring sustained attention and visuoperceptual processing. The findings suggest that headers as well as concussions separately contribute to cognitive impairment.

PMID:
11910543
DOI:
10.1076/jcen.23.6.770.1029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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