The relevance of neuropsychologic testing for sports-related head injuries

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2002 Feb;1(1):7-11. doi: 10.1249/00149619-200202000-00003.


The utilization of neuropsychologic testing following sports-related concussion has dramatically increased over the past 5 years. The inclusion of neuropsychologic test results in the diagnosis of concussion has resulted in increasing questions into the specific role of these procedures in the return-to-play decision-making process. This article reviews the relevance of neuropsychologic testing for the sports medicine physician.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Psychometrics
  • Recovery of Function