Presentation Title

Reliability Of Impact Score In Athletes With Adhd/Add And/Or Ld

Presenter Information

Raechel Tomaselli
Andrew Deluke

Mentor

Melanie Adams

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the reliability of Intermediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) for athletes with ADHD/ADD and/or learning disabilities (LD) and to compare it to the reliability for non-diagnosed athletes. An existing dataset containing the ImPACT scores of high school athletes will be used. ImPACT testing is done every two years at these high schools, and students self-report their ADHD/ADD and/or LD status. Prior research indicates that scores are lower for ADHD/ADD athletes, but no study has documented the test’s reliability in this population. The hypothesis is that diagnosed athletes will have a significantly lower ICC than undiagnosed and that reliability will be too low for use in return-to-play assessments.

Test-retest reliability for each group will be determined using two consecutive scores of non-concussed athletes. The intra-class correlation (ICC) of each group will be compared using an independent t-test.

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Reliability Of Impact Score In Athletes With Adhd/Add And/Or Ld

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

The objective of this study is to determine the reliability of Intermediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) for athletes with ADHD/ADD and/or learning disabilities (LD) and to compare it to the reliability for non-diagnosed athletes. An existing dataset containing the ImPACT scores of high school athletes will be used. ImPACT testing is done every two years at these high schools, and students self-report their ADHD/ADD and/or LD status. Prior research indicates that scores are lower for ADHD/ADD athletes, but no study has documented the test’s reliability in this population. The hypothesis is that diagnosed athletes will have a significantly lower ICC than undiagnosed and that reliability will be too low for use in return-to-play assessments.

Test-retest reliability for each group will be determined using two consecutive scores of non-concussed athletes. The intra-class correlation (ICC) of each group will be compared using an independent t-test.