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Predictors of clinical recovery

Predictors of clinical recovery

Predictors of clinical recovery can assist the medical practitioner in managing the concussed athlete. These predictors are associated with protracted recovery:

  • high severity of acute and subacute concussive symptoms
  • a high number of concussive symptoms
  • prolonged loss of consciousness (longer than one minute)
  • post-concussive seizure
  • previous history of concussion
  • age of the athlete
  • female sex
  • history of depression, anxiety or migraine.
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