Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Children and Families, Education, Public Health
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families

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Activity Description

An IOM committee will conduct a study on sports-related concussions in youth, from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents. The committee will review the available literature on concussions, in the context of developmental neurobiology, in terms of their causes, relationships to hits to the head or body during sports, and the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment. The committee will also review concussion risk factors, screening and diagnosis, treatment and management, and long-term consequences.

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