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Concussion Symptom Checklist

Aka: Concussion Symptom Checklist
  1. See Also
    1. Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT2)
  2. Indications
    1. Sideline Concussion evaluation in age over 10 years
  3. Criteria: Symptoms (22 questions; score each as 0=none, 1-2=mild, 3-4=moderate, 5-6=severe)
    1. Headache
    2. Pressure in head
    3. Neck Pain
    4. Nausea or Vomiting
    5. Dizziness
    6. Blurred vision
    7. Balance problems
    8. Light sensitivity
    9. Noise Sensitivity
    10. Feeling slowed down
    11. Feeling "in a fog"
    12. "Don't feel right"
    13. Difficulty concentrating
    14. Difficulty remembering
    15. Fatigue or low energy
    16. Confusion
    17. Drowsiness
    18. Trouble falling asleep
    19. More emotional
    20. Irritability
    21. Sadness
    22. Nervousness or anxiousness
  4. Interpretation
    1. SCAT2 uses total of negative answers (score of 0 or not present)
    2. Maximum total score: 22 (number of questions)
  5. Additional related questions
    1. Do the symptoms get worse with exertion?
    2. Do the symptoms get worse with mental activity?
  6. Resources: Source of this checklist
    1. Sport Concussion Assessment Tool ( SCAT2)
      1. http://www.cces.ca/en/files-116

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