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2020 Sep 04

J Athl Train

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Symptom Inventory: Healthy and Acute Postconcussion Symptom Factor Structures.


Anderson M, Petit KM, Bretzin AC, Elbin RJ, Stephenson-Brown K, Covassin T
J Athl Train. 2020 Sep 04.
PMID: 32905590.


Previous researchers have examined factor structures for common concussion symptom inventories. However, they failed to discriminate between the acute (<72 hours) and subacute (3 days-3 months) periods after concussion. The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) is an acute assessment that, when compared with other concussion symptom inventories, includes or excludes symptoms that may result in different symptom factors.