Driving performance deficits despite concussion symptom resolution: A case report

Nicole L. Hoffman, Hannes Devos, Julianne D. Schmidt, Megan N. Houston

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Abstract

Driving performance prior to concussion is not commonly available to help clinicians identify when deficits return to a preinjury status. This case report examines driving performance prior to and following concussion in a 20-year-old male college student. He initially volunteered as a control for a separate driving performance study. He sustained a concussion 18 months later, and was asked to complete the same driving tasks as previous testing once he was asymptomatic. Poor driving simulator performance and subtle cognitive deficits in complex attention and processing speed were evident despite being symptom-free. Our findings may be useful when considering readiness to drive postconcussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Asymptomatic
  • Cognition
  • Simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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