Titel: Sports Neuropsychology
Assessment and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury.
16. März 2006 - gebunden - 324 Seiten
Neuropsychologists are increasingly involved in the assessment and management of sports-related concussion. This is the only book to provide practical guidelines for evaluating mild head injury and making crucial return-to-play decisions for athletes at all levels, from schoolchildren to high school, college, and professional players. Essential basic knowledge is presented and exemplary concussion management programs are described in depth. Coverage encompasses the most sophisticated, evidence-based neurocognitive techniques, including computerized test batteries for pre- and postconcussion assessment. With special attention to ethical and professional issues, the book provides keys to successful collaboration with physicians, coaches and trainers, and patients and their families.
Part 1. Sports Neuropsychology in Context. J.T. Barth, D.K. Broshek, J.R. Freeman, Sports: A New Frontier for Neuropsychology. E.A. Zillmer, J. Schneider, J. Tinker, C.I. Kaminaris, A History of Sports-Related Concussions: A Neuropsychological Perspective. R.J. Echemendia, Consulting with Athletes: Rewards and Pitfalls. Part 2. Concussion Assessment and Management. F.M. Webbe, Definition, Physiology, and Severity of Cerebral Concussion. S.N. Macciocchi, Epidemiology of Cerebral Concussion: The Extent of the Problem. W.B. Barr, Assessing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on the Sideline. R.J. Echemendia, Return to Play. Part 3. Testing Programs. J. Brooks, Concussion Management Programs for School-Age Children. J. Pardini, M. Collins, Creating a Successful Concussion Management Program at the High School Level. P. Schatz, T. Covassin, Neuropsychological Testing Programs for College Athletes. M.R. Lovell, Neuropsychological Assessment of the Professional Athlete. Part 4. Computerized Neuropsychological Test Batteries. M.R. Lovell, The ImPACT Neuropsychological Test Battery. T. Kaushik, D.M. Erlanger, The HeadMinder Concussion Resolution Index. A. Collie, P. Maruff, D. Darby, M. Makdissi, P. McCrory, M. McStephen, CogSport. J. Bleiberg, A. Cernich, D. Reeves, Sports Concussion Applications of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics Sports Medicine Battery. Part 5. Views from within the Sports Medicine Team. J.L. Furtado, The Athletic Trainer's Point of View. M/ Putukian, The Team Physician's Point of View.
Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD, Psychological and Neurobehavioral Associates, Inc., State College, PA
"As neuropsychological assessment, especially computerized, plays an increasingly prominent role in the recognition and management of athletic mild traumatic brain injury, this comprehensive text is a 'must read' for the entire sports medicine team treating such injuries. Written by a 'who's who' in the field and covering all age groups, this is by far the most salient text on this important subject." - Robert C. Cantu, MD, Neurosurgery Service, Emerson Hospital; Neurological Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital "This practical yet scholarly volume provides important information for those interested in sports neuropsychology. It includes useful suggestions for handling many professional issues that neuropsychologists face when evaluating an athlete, including the key (and difficult) question of how to evaluate recovery from concussion and determine an athlete's readiness to return to play. This up-to-date book will be of benefit to both experienced and beginning neuropsychologists involved in this new area of work." - George P. Prigatano, PhD, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center