Concussion history predicts self-reported symptoms before and following a concussive event

Neurology. 2004 Oct 26;63(8):1516-8. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000142088.32204.82.


The authors evaluated how history of concussion affects symptom reporting prior to and after sustaining a concussion. At baseline, athletes with a positive concussion history reported more current symptomatology than athletes who had never been concussed. At 2 hours postinjury, concussed athletes with a history of previous concussion (PC) reported fewer symptoms than concussed athletes with no previous concussion history (NPC). By 1 week postinjury, however, PC athletes reported more symptoms than NPC athletes.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / psychology*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / psychology*
  • Brain Concussion / therapy
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Health Surveys
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Self-Examination / psychology*
  • Self-Examination / trends
  • Sports Medicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Factors