Oculomotor and neurocognitive assessment of youth ice hockey players: baseline associations and observations after concussion

Dev Neuropsychol. 2015 Jan;40(1):7-11. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2014.971955.


Baseline scores on the King-Devick (K-D) Test, Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3), and convergence were evaluated in youth hockey players. Worse K-D times were associated with worse ImPACT visual motor speed and reaction time. Eleven concussed athletes were retested, and there was a trend toward improved ImPACT and K-D times compared to baseline.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletes / psychology*
  • Athletic Performance / physiology
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / psychology
  • Child
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Cognition*
  • Eye Movements*
  • Female
  • Hockey / injuries*
  • Hockey / physiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Reaction Time