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Ecologic Momentary Assessment to Accomplish Real-Time Capture of Symptom Progression and the Physical and Cognitive Activities of Patients Daily Following Concussion.

TitleEcologic Momentary Assessment to Accomplish Real-Time Capture of Symptom Progression and the Physical and Cognitive Activities of Patients Daily Following Concussion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWiebe DJ, Nance ML, Houseknecht E, Grady MF, Otto N, Sandsmark DK, Master CL
JournalJAMA Pediatr
Date Published09/2016
ISSN2168-6211
Abstract

This study evaluates ecologic momentary assessment following youth concussion.

Physical and cognitive rest are recommended as the cornerstone of treatment for concussion, largely based on expert opinion. However, it is unclear whether physical and cognitive rest aid recovery in youths with a concussion. In fact, a 2015 study suggests prolonged rest may correlate with more symptoms. Also unknown is the extent to which pediatric patients adhere to recommendations for physical and cognitive rest. We aimed to (1) determine the feasibility of ecologic momentary assessment following youth concussion, (2) gather real-time reports of cognitive and physical activity, and (3) compare objective measures with real-time reported symptoms among youths during recovery after concussion.

DOI10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1979
Alternate JournalJAMA Pediatr
PubMed ID27617669