Assessment of Cognitive Processing Speed in Patients with a History of Concussion

Brief description of study

The purpose of the study is to compare performance of the concussion patients to that of healthy controls with respect to the measures of Speed of Processing including the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, and Speed of Processing Battery developed at the NYU MS Clinic. Study population will include 250 participants with history of concussion and 250 healthy controls, of ages 12-65. Participants are being followed up at the Concussion Center at various frequencies, depending on the severity and clinical presentation Frequency of study visits will vary depending on participants clinical condition. The maximum number of visits in this study for each participant is 6 visits in 12 months. Most participants will only complete 2-3 visits because usually concussion symptoms resolve within 3 months. At each visit, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), SDMT, and PI-selected speed of processing battery tests (see above) will be administered by trained research associates. BDI will not be administered to participants ages 12-17 years.


Clinical Study Identifier: s14-01146


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