Complex Concussion PCS

What is the severity and profile of post-concussion symptoms in youth who have poor recovery from concussion?

Youth who experience prolonged recovery from concussion (three or more months) are grossly under-represented in research and little is known regarding the effectiveness of various treatments in this population.
 

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Complex (ACH) Concussion Clinic for Children sees over 200 youth a year who suffer from protracted recovery from concussion. These children and adolescents are the perfect sample to prospectively and longitudinally study in order to document the severity and duration of post-concussion symptoms in this population. This study aims to answer four questions:

1) What is the severity and profile of post-concussion symptoms in youth who have poor recovery from concussion?

2) How do post-concussion symptoms change over time as a child receives care and treatment at Alberta Children’s Hospital?

3) What pre-injury factors are associated with refractory post-concussion symptoms?

4) How do refractory post-concussion symptoms relate to quality of life as the child receives care at ACH?

Study Status:
The study is an ongoing study working in collaboration with the Complex Concussion Clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Complex Concussion PCS