October 2, 2023

Concussion. 2023 May 30;8(3):CNC105. doi: 10.2217/cnc-2022-0012. eCollection 2023 Sep.


AIM: To examine the impact of concussion on objective measures of school performance.

MATERIALS & METHODS: Population-based matched cohort study using linked health and education records of young people aged ≤18 years hospitalized with concussion in New South Wales, Australia, during 2005-2018, and matched comparisons not hospitalized with any injury.

RESULTS: Young people with concussion had higher risk of not achieving the national minimum standards for literacy and numeracy assessments, ranging from 30% for numeracy to 43% for spelling, and not completing high school, ranging from 29% for year 10 to 77% for year 12, compared with matched peers.

CONCLUSION: Young people hospitalized with concussion have impaired school performance compared with uninjured matched peers.

PMID:37691853 | PMC:PMC10488614 | DOI:10.2217/cnc-2022-0012