Predictive tool helps better manage concussions in children, teens

Researchers have developed a tool that can predict whether a child or teen with a newly diagnosed concussion is likely to have symptoms that will persist longer than usual, giving them the opportunity to see a specialist sooner.

The predictive tool was developed and validated by pediatric specialists across Canada in a study that involved about 3,000 children and adolescents who had suffered a concussion, primarily while playing sports or as the result of a fall or a motor vehicle accident.