“Playing Through It”: Delayed Reporting and Removal From Athletic Activity After Concussion Predicts Prolonged Recovery
Published: Journal of Athletic Training, April 01 2016
Sport-related concussion (SRC) has been increasingly recognized as a significant public health concern over the past decade. Epidemiologic studies of concussion in collegiate athletes describe an increasing rate of diagnosed concussions throughout the past 2 decades. Despite increased awareness, research suggests underreporting of concussion symptoms is still widespread. Prior studies indicate that between 30% and 50% of concussions go unreported by athletes, highlighting the need for improvements in diagnostic sensitivity, especially in the absence of an objective marker of concussion and the current reliance on subjective self-reported symptoms.