Infographic. The first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport Group

Richard Weiler, Cheri Blauwet, David Clarke, Kristine Dalton, Wayne Derman, Kristina Fagher, Vincent Gouttebarge, James Kissick, Kenneth Lee, Jan Lexell, Peter Van de Vliet, Evert Verhagen, Nick Webborn, Adam Virgile, Osman Hassan Ahmed

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A concussion is a common injury in many sports, including para sport. Aside from a more comprehensive need for concussion education, clinicians face difficulties applying concussion assessment and management guidelines to para athletes.1 At present, there is a lack of para-sport concussion research, and prior International Concussion in Sport (CIS) consensus papers have not addressed this specific population. To rectify this issue and improve concussion management provided to para athletes, the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) multidisciplinary expert group was created.2

The CIPS group undertook an in-depth analysis of issues specific to the para athlete within the established key clinical domains of the current (2017) Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.3 The existing Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 5 (SCAT5) was evaluated as part of this process and helped identify para athlete-specific concerns. Four CIPS working groups were tasked with exploring the following key clinical areas of concussion in para sport described in the most recent consensus statement of concussion in sport2:
Sidor (från-till)417-418
TidskriftBritish journal of sports medicine
Tidigt onlinedatum2021
StatusPublished - 2022

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