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Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

, 13:89

First Online: 12 October 2016Received: 25 February 2016Accepted: 22 September 2016

Abstract

BackgroundKINARM end point robotic testing on a range of tasks evaluating sensory, motor and cognitive function in children-adolescents with no neurologic impairment has been shown to be reliable. The objective of this study was to determine whether differences in baseline performance on multiple robotic tasks could be identified between pediatric-adolescent ice hockey players age range 10–14 with and without a history of concussion.

MethodsThree hundred and eighty-five pediatric-adolescent ice hockey players ages 10–14 completed robotic testing 94 with and 292 without a history of concussion. Five robotic tasks characterized sensorimotor and-or cognitive performance with assessment of reaching, position sense, bimanual motor function, visuospatial skills, attention and decision-making. Seventy-six performance parameters are reported across all tasks.

ResultsThere were no significant differences in performance demonstrated between children with a history of concussion median number of days since last concussion: 480 range 8–3330 and those without across all five tasks. Performance by the children with no history of concussion was used to identify parameter reference ranges that spanned 95 % of the group. All 76 parameter means from the concussion group fell within the normative reference ranges.

ConclusionsThere are no differences in sensorimotor and-or cognitive performance across multiple parameters using KINARM end point robotic testing in children-adolescents with or without a history of concussion.

KeywordsRobot Sensorimotor Cognitive assessment Child-adolescent Concussion Ice hockey AbbreviationsANOVAAnalysis of variance

APMArm position matching

LLeft

MANOVAMultivariate analysis of variance

OHObject hit

OHAObject hit and avoid

RRight

TMBTrail Making B

VGHVisually guided reaching

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Author: C. Elaine Little - Carolyn Emery - Stephen H. Scott - Willem Meeuwisse - Luz Palacios-Derflingher - Sean P. Dukelow

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