King-Devick test

King-Devick test

 [king dev´ik]
a tool for evaluation of saccade, consisting of a series of charts of numbers; the charts become progressively more difficult to read in a flowing manner because of increasing space between the numbers. Both errors in reading and speed of reading are included in deriving a score.

King-Devick test

[kingdev′ik]
a tool for evaluation of saccade, consisting of a series of charts of numbers. The charts become progressively more difficult to read in a flowing manner because of increasing space between the numbers. Both errors in reading and speed of reading are included in deriving a score.
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Objective: The objective of this paper is to review existing literature surrounding the utility of the King-Devick test which is a commonly used sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions.
Conclusion: This narrative review suggests that the King-Devick test is an efficient sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions.
KEY WORDS: chiropractic, concussion, King-Devick test, assessment, sideline, screening
24,25) The objective of this paper is to present a review of the existing literature with respect to the efficacy of the King-Devick test as a sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions.
In 2011 the Journal of the Neurological Sciences published the paper that provided initial evidence to support the use of the King-Devick test as a rapid sideline visual screening tool for concussions.
Such a boxer should be assessed at the ringside or in the locker room for concussion with the aid of standardised tests such as Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC) test, Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and the King-Devick test [4, 5, 6].
Mayo Clinic has inked a licensing agreement with King-Devick Test for sideline concussion testing.
The King-Devick Test in Association with Mayo Clinic is estimated to offer "quick, accurate and objective concussion screening" on the sidelines.
The King-Devick test requires subjects to read numbers from index cards and usually takes less than a minute to complete.
The King-Devick test assesses the time in viewing, identifying and reading aloud a series of numbers on three consecutive test cards.
20,21] However, as the authors who have done most of the testing of the King-Devick test in rugby state: ".
However, it should be noted that these recommendations might change over time: for example, with more research, the King-Devick test might be included in future consensus or guideline documents.