Effects of Concussion on Attention and Executive Function in Adolescents

David Howell; Louis Osternig; Paul Van Donkelaar; Ulrich Mayr; Li-Shan Chou


Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45(6):1030-1037. 

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On the basis of the findings of this study, concussed adolescents appear to have difficulty recovering executive function after injury and may require extended recuperation before full recovery is achieved. Evaluations focusing on attention and executive function can be useful additions in the assessment and follow-up after head injury.