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Assessment of mild traumatic brain injury with the King-Devick Test® in an emergency department sample

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut1590-1593
Sivumäärä4
JulkaisuBRAIN INJURY
Vuosikerta28
Numero12
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 marraskuuta 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

Tiivistelmä

Objective: The King-Devick Test® (K-D) is a brief measure of cognitive processing speed and rapid gaze shifting that appears sensitive to the effects of sport-related concussion. This study evaluated its diagnostic and incremental validity in civilian patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Methods: Participants with MTBI (n=26) and controls with non-head injuries (n=33) were prospectively recruited from an Emergency Department (ED). They underwent a clinical evaluation including the K-D test and the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was conducted within 10 days post-injury. Results: The patients with MTBI differed from those without MTBI on components of the SCAT2, including the Symptom Scale (Cohen's d=1.02-1.15, p