McGill Abbreviated Concussion Evaluation

McGill Abbreviated Concussion Evaluation

An on-field instrument which is used to qualitatively and quantitatively assess whether an athlete has suffered a concussion.
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Other evaluation tools include symptom checklists, such as the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale, Graded Symptom Checklist, Head Injury Scale, McGill Abbreviated Concussion Evaluation, HeadMinder, and Concussion Symptom Inventory, which allow for self-reporting of symptoms (Scorza, Raleigh, & O'Connor, 2012).
It was developed by combining a variety of existing tools, including: Sideline Evaluation for Concussion-Colorado Head Injury Foundation, Inc [Society, 1990 (revised May 1991)], Management of Concussion Sports Palm Card-American Academy of Neurology & Brain Injury Association, (3) Standardized Assessment of Concussions-SAC, (4) Sideline Concussion Check-UPMC/Thinksafe/Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc and the Brain Injury Association, McGill Abbreviated Concussion Evaluation (ACE) (unpublished), National Hockey League Physician Evaluation Form (unpublished), UK Jockey Club Assessment of Concussion (5) and Maddocks questions.