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This multicenter program is being done to determine the best discharge instructions for pediatric patients recovering from concussion. Researchers are testing how these instructions affect concussion symptoms, balance, eye control, computerized neurocognitive test scores, and recovery after injury.
Subject to exclusion criteria, patients of both genders, ages 11 through 24, who have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as a concussion, within 48 hours of injury will be eligible.
Males and Females: Ages 11 through 24 years
Participants will be in 1 of 4 test groups, each given a different set of instructions upon discharge from the hospital emergency department. Each instruction set varies the amount of recommended rest or activity and may include additional activities using a smartphone app focused on resilience. Researchers are testing how these instructions affect concussion symptoms, balance, eye control, computerized neurocognitive test scores, and recovery following mTBI. Participants will also be provided an activity monitor (Fitbit) and a smartphone app called Active Injury Management (AIM) for recording mental and physical activity and symptoms Researchers will see participants 2 weeks after discharge and will follow up by phone at specific intervals over 2 months.
Visits: 1 following initial discharge
Duration: 2 Months
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical College of Wisconsin
Study Description at National Institutes of Health
Emergency Medicine Research
Anthony Kontos, PhD
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