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Concussion Symptom Checklist

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Concussion Symptom Checklist

  • Indications
  1. Sideline Concussion evaluation in age over 10 years
  • Criteria
  • Symptoms (22 questions; score each as 0=none, 1-2=mild, 3-4=moderate, 5-6=severe)
  1. Headache
  2. Pressure in head
  3. Neck Pain
  4. Nausea or Vomiting
  5. Dizziness
  6. Blurred Vision
  7. Balance problems
  8. Light sensitivity
  9. Noise Sensitivity
  10. Feeling slowed down
  11. Feeling "in a fog"
  12. "Don't feel right"
  13. Difficulty concentrating
  14. Difficulty remembering
  15. Fatigue or low energy
  16. Confusion
  17. Drowsiness
  18. Trouble falling asleep
  19. More emotional
  20. Irritability
  21. Sadness
  22. Nervousness or anxiousness
  • Interpretation
  1. SCAT2 uses total of negative answers (score of 0 or not present)
  2. Maximum total score: 22 (number of questions)
  • Additional related questions
  1. Do the symptoms get worse with exertion?
  2. Do the symptoms get worse with mental activity?
  • Resources
  • Source of this checklist