Understanding How Sleep Health Affects Recovery from Adolescent Concussion
We will conduct a prospective cohort study, with two groups (concussed and control). They will undergo an initial assessment (within 14 days of concussion) and a follow up ~28 days post-concussion. Controls will follow a similar timeline. During the ~two-week period between Visits 1 & 2, participants will wear an actigraphy device nightly to track sleep habits and complete daily surveys (Fig 4). On the night after Visit 1 and before Visit 2, they will also undergo an at-home measurement of sleep architecture.More
CONCUSSION GROUP Inclusion criteria: 13-18 years of age, Post-Concussion Symptom Inventory (PCSI) score >9 to ensure participants are not recovered by enrollment (concussion group), and concussion diagnosis by a sports medicine physician. Exclusion criteria: Pre-existing neurological disorders, exercise contraindications, and concussion <6 months before enrollment, excluding current injury for concussion group. CONTROL GROUP Inclusion criteria: 13-18 years of age. Exclusion criteria: Pre-existing neurological disorders, exercise contraindications, and concussion <6 months before enrollment.
Boulder Health Center
Childrens Hospital Colorado
David Howell, PhD
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