Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

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-Report Brief-

Author(s): Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council

  • Robert Graham
  • Frederick P. Rivara
  • Morgan A. Ford
  • Carol Mason Spicer

Published: October 30th, 2013

Report Description:
"Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents. This report recommends actions that can be taken by a range of audiences - including research funding agencies, legislatures, state and school superintendents and athletic directors, military organizations, and equipment manufacturers, as well as youth who participate in sports and their parents - to improve what is known about concussions and to reduce their occurrence. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth finds that while some studies provide useful information, much remains unknown about the extent of concussions in youth; how to diagnose, manage, and prevent concussions; and the short- and long-term consequences of concussions as well as repetitive head impacts that do not result in concussion symptoms."
-Institute of Medicine