Effect of Administration Method on Near Point of Convergence Scores in a Healthy, Active, Young Adult Population

in International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Jacqueline Phillips PhD, LAT, ATC * , 1 , Kelly Cheever PhD, LAT, ATC * , 1 , Jamie McKeon LAT, ATC * , 1 and Ryan Tierney PhD, LAT, ATC * , 1
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Near point of convergence (NPC) is an emerging concussion assessment tool and researchers have reported NPC scores using different administration methods which may influence assessment interpretation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of different administrative methods on NPC scores in healthy, active young adults. NPC was measured using two different accommodative rulers and a fingertip, with three different placements. No significant difference in NPC score was observed between rulers. Significant differences were observed between ruler placements. Furthermore, fingertip use was significantly different compared to all ruler placements.

Jacqueline Phillips, Kelly Cheever, Jamie McKeon and Ryan Tierney are with the Department of Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the report editor for this article.

Address author correspondence to Jacqueline Phillips at jacqueline.phillips@temple.edu.
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