Computer-based assessment of sports-related concussion

Appl Neuropsychol. 2003;10(1):42-7. doi: 10.1207/S15324826AN1001_6.


Sports-related concussion has received considerable attention from neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, team coaches, physicians, families, and athletes. In this context, researchers have recently developed computer programs for the assessment of sports-related concussion. Computer-based assessment of sports-related concussion saves time, allows for team baseline testing, and can be easily incorporated into the sports medicine environment. This article reviews the advantages and limitations of computer-based assessment of sports-related concussion. Within a well-coordinated concussion management program that includes input from a neuropsychologist, computer-based assessment of sports-related concussion will soon be the most common approach for assessing concussion in athletes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Computers*
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychological Tests*