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Concurrently, the Mayo Clinic Sideline Concussion Screening Protocol utilises the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic as an integral part of its sideline protocol along with tests of dynamic balance and cognition.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, the King-Devick test, a rapid eye movement test that was designed to detect oculomotor inefficiencies, has shown promising results in detecting concussions in mixed-martial arts, boxers and rugby union and league players.
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.