21 Mar Background The King-Devick (KD) test is an objective clinical test of eye movements that has been used to screen for concussion. 2 Feb Demonstration and test cards for the King-Devick (K-D) Test, a candidate rapid sideline screening for concussion based on measurement of. Neurol Clin Pract. Dec;7(6) doi: /CPJ. King-Devick Test identifies real-time concussion and asymptomatic.

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Abstract Background The King-Devick KD test is conccussion objective clinical test of eye movements that has been used to screen for tesg. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts. A new research paper has raised concerns about the accuracy of a vision test as a rapid sideline screen for concussion in high school athletes. As expected with the addition of any parallel test, combination of the KD test with the HIA-1 off-field screening tool provided improved sensitivity in identifying concussion, but at the expense of markedly lower specificity.

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Purchase short-term access Individual access to articles is available through the Add to Cart option on the article page. Competing interests None declared. Youth hockey players underwent K-D testing preseason, postseason, and immediately after suspected concussion.


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Area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for prolonged KD test times was 0. Additional testing was performed in a subgroup of nonconcussed athletes immediately before and after tesh game to determine effects of fatigue on K-D scores. More info You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. Methods A prospective cohort study was performed in elite English rugby union competitions between September and May These results suggest that it is unlikely that the KD test will be incorporated into multimodal off-field screening assessments for concussion at the present time.

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Analyses were checked for accuracy by MJC. The King-Devick K-D test is a vision-based tool of rapid number naming for assessment of concussion. This study provides Class III evidence that the K-D test accurately identifies real-time concussions in youth athletes.

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First published August 7,DOI: Accuracy was measured against a reference standard of confirmed concussion, based on the clinical judgement of the team doctor after serial assessments. Log in via Institution. So what if an athlete is faster, or not quite 5 seconds slower? Prev concssion Next post.

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Additional testing was performed in a subgroup of nonconcussed athletes immediately before and after a game to determine effects of fatigue on K-D scores. All authors critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content and gave final approval of the version to be published. Athletes should undergo preseason and postseason K-D testing, concssion additional evaluation real time to inform the assessment tdst suspected concussion.

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Please review our privacy policy. Log in via OpenAthens. December ; 7 6 Research. Read the full text or download the PDF: Athletes Concussion Reporting Game Plan: Submitted comments are subject to editing and editor review prior to posting. Ethics approval The study protocol received ethical approval from the University devuck Bath. In those situations there is a chance that the parent or coach could think there is not a concussion and allow the athlete to return, [hence] violating state law.