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Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2003 Apr;18(3):293-316.

Development and validation of a web-based neuropsychological test protocol for sports-related return-to-play decision-making.

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Columbia University, New York, NY 10021, USA. david@headmaster.com

Abstract

The Concussion Resolution Index (CRI) is an online assessment tool designed to track resolution of symptoms following sports-related concussion. The CRI is composed of six subtests measuring reaction time, visual recognition, and speed of information processing. Three factors are derived from the subtests: Simple Reaction Time (SRT), Complex Reaction Time (CRT), and Processing Speed (PS). Multiple alternate forms within subtests afford simple, reliable, assessment of change, relative to a baseline test completed by an athlete. The test also assesses self-reported neurophysiological symptoms at the time of injury and tracks resolution of these symptoms. The data demonstrate the CRI is a valid and reliable measure of cognitive performance in a relatively heterogeneous group of athletes aged 13-35. Two methods of statistical analysis for assessing change from baseline were compared to establish a psychometric basis for return-to-play decision-making: the Reliable Change Index (RCI) and multiple regression. Multiple regression was more accurate than the RCI in determining a decline in performance relative to the baseline.

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