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Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies
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Editorial

Sport-Related Concussion and Neuropsychological Testing: Shaken or Stirred?

Vaishali Sisodia1 and Senthil P Kumar2*

1Post-graduate Student, Srinivas College of Physiotherapy and Research Centre, Mangalore, India

2Professor, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (MMIPR), Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana (Ambala), India

*Corresponding Author:
Senthil P Kumar
Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (MMIPR)
Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana (Ambala), India
Tel: 00919341963889
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 25, 2013; Accepted Date: November 25, 2013; Published Date: November 29, 2013

Citation: Vaishali S, Senthil PK (2013) Sport-Related Concussion and Neuropsychological Testing: Shaken or Stirred? J Sports Med Doping Stud 3:e138. doi:10.4172/2161-0673.1000e138

Copyright: © 2013 Vaishali S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Concussion is a traumatically induced transient disturbance of brain function and involves a complex pathophysiological process at the less-severe end of brain injury spectrum. Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) is increasingly been recognized as an individual entity globally. Whilst the neurological effects of SRC are well known, neuropsychological testing and its implications in SRC remain to elude sports medicine professionals with a dilemma of to do or not do? This editorial aimed to address this issue speculating from an evidence-informed viewpoint. An overview of definition, history and development of neuropsychological testing, its uses and issues related to its interpretation are discussed in this paper, with implications for future research.

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