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Jeffrey G. Caron, Gordon A. Bloom, Karen M. Johnston, and Catherine M. Sabiston

The purpose of this study was to understand the meanings and lived experiences of multiple concussions in professional hockey players using hermeneutic, idiographic, and inductive approaches within an interpretative phenomenological analysis. The interviewer was an athlete who had suffered multiple concussions, and the interviewees were five former National Hockey League athletes who had retired due to medically diagnosed concussions suffered during their careers. The men discussed the physical and psychological symptoms they experienced as a result of their concussions and how the symptoms affected their professional careers, personal relationships, and quality of life. The former professional athletes related these symptoms to the turmoil that is ever present in their lives. These findings are of interest to athletes, coaches, sport administrators, family members, sport psychology practitioners, and medical professionals, as they highlight the severity of short- and long-term effects of concussions.

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Emily Kroshus, Sara P.D. Chrisman, Jeffrey J. Milroy, and Christine M. Baugh

potentially long-term morbidity associated with repeated mild brain trauma ( Fidan et al., 2016 ), concussions from sport are increasingly recognized as a public health threat to adolescent populations. One important approach to risk reduction is secondary prevention: ensuring that injured athletes are

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Jian Chen, Bruce Oddson, and Heather C. Gilbert

Studies on concussion have largely focused on cognitive and neurological changes of concussed individuals; although these changes have been well documented, 1 – 4 difference in preseason baseline symptoms with uninjured athletes and effect of repeat concussions on symptoms have not been clearly

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Kevin M. Guskiewicz and Samuel R. Walton

past decade there have been rising concerns regarding the long-term risks of sport concussions. To this end, a quick PubMed search of “concussion” reveals a stark increase in peer-reviewed literature about this topic, from approximately 100 articles per year throughout the 1990s up to over 1

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Michael W. Kirkwood, David R. Howell, Brian L. Brooks, Julie C. Wilson, and William P. Meehan III

underlying physiology and pathology. 5 At its most extreme, the phenomenon can be seen in cases of so-called “voodoo death,” in which somebody is told they are cursed and will die and then actually dies. 6 Nocebo and Pediatric Concussion Concussion, a brain injury at the mild end of the TBI spectrum, is

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Tracey Covassin, Kyle M. Petit, and Morgan Anderson

Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a public health concern that has received increased research attention over the past decade. This paper is a review of recent literature on SRCs in youth athletes age 5–18 years. We focus on six key areas: concussion overview (e.g., definition, signs

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Ryan Thomson, Danielle Carabello, Jamie Mansell, and Anne Russ

Clinical Scenario Concussive injuries are common in professional football, as 645 concussions were diagnosed during in the National Football League (NFL) from 2012–2015, 1 for an incidence rate of 0.66 concussions per game. 2 Furthermore, most NFL players report at least one concussion during

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Scott L. Bruce and Kyra Dorney

Key Points ▸ Posturing involves multiple presentations following a blow causing a loss of consciousness. ▸ Loss of consciousness has been reported in approximately 10% of all concussions in the football epidemiological evidence. ▸ In approximately one-third of the concussion videos that met our

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Natalie Cook and Tamerah N. Hunt

Clinical Scenario Concussion has been deemed an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control with potential costly medical care and long-term consequences. Due to potential risks associated with not reporting a concussion, legislation involving adolescents and concussion has been passed in all 50

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Danielle M. Dobney, Scott G. Thomas, Tim Taha, and Michelle Keightley

There is an increasing emphasis on best practices for sport concussion assessment and management. One common approach is the use of baseline testing, which remains an important method because of the lack of an objective test to accurately diagnose concussion. 1 Failure to make early and rapid