The effect of cognitive rest as part of postconcussion management for adolescent athletes : a critically appraised topic

Titel: The effect of cognitive rest as part of postconcussion management for adolescent athletes : a critically appraised topic
Deutscher übersetzter Titel: Die Wirkung von kognitiver Erholung im Rahmen der Behandlung nach einem Schädel-Hirn-Trauma bei jugendlichen Sportlern : ein kritisch bewertetes Thema
Autor: Johnson, Rachel S.; Provenzano, Mia K.; Shumaker, Larynn M.; Valovich McLeod, Tamara C.; Welch Bacon, Cailee E.
Zeitschriftentitel: Journal of sport rehabilitation
Format: Zeitschriften­artikel
Medienart: Elektronische Ressource (online); Gedruckte Ressource
Sprache: Englisch
Veröffentlicht: 26 (2017), 5, S. 437-446, Lit.
Schlagworte: Adoleszenz; Erholung; Erholungspause; Erholungsphase; Gehirnerschütterung; Gesundheit; Gesundheit, psychische; Jugendlicher; Kognition; Literaturanalyse; Literaturrezeption; Rekonvaleszenz; Schädelhirnverletzung; Spielfähigkeit; Sportler; Sportmedizin; Sporttauglichkeit; Sportverletzung; Therapie; Wirkung;
Erfassungsnummer: PU201903002000
Quelle: BISp
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Abstract des Autors

Clinical Scenario: It is hypothesized that cognitive activity following a concussion may potentially hinder patient recovery. While the recommendation of cognitive rest is often maintained and rationalized, a causal relationship between cognitive activity and symptom duration has yet to be established. Clinical Question: Does the implementation of cognitive rest as part of the postconcussion management plan reduce the number of days until the concussed adolescent patient is symptom free compared to a postconcussion management plan that does not incorporate cognitive rest? Summary of Key Findings: A thorough literature search returned 7 possible studies; 5 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included. Three studies indicated that increased cognitive activity is associated with longer recovery from a concussion, and, therefore, supported the use of cognitive rest. One study indicated that the recommendation for cognitive rest was not significantly associated with time to concussion symptom resolution. One study indicated that strict rest, defined as 5 days of no school, work, or physical activity; might prolong symptom duration. Clinical Bottom Line: There is moderate evidence to support the prescription of moderate cognitive rest for concussed patients. Clinicians who intend on implementing cognitive rest in their concussion protocols should be aware of inconsistencies and be open-minded to alternative treatment progressions while taking into consideration each individual patient and maintaining adequate patient-centered care principles. Strength of Recommendation: Grade B evidence exists that prescription of moderate cognitive rest for concussed patients may be beneficial as a supplement to physical rest as treatment for symptom reduction in adolescents.

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