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Characteristics of Prolonged Concussion Recovery in a Pediatric Subspecialty Referral Population
The Journal of Pediatrics | December 9, 2014
To identify pre-existing characteristics associated with prolonged recovery from concussion in a sample of patients referred to a pediatric sports medicine clinic.
This was a retrospective, exploratory cohort study of 247 patients age 5-18 years with concussion referred to a tertiary pediatric hospital-affiliated sports medicine clinic from July 1, 2010, through December 31, 2011. A random sample of all eligible patient visits (3740) was chosen for further review and abstraction. Statistical comparisons between subsets of patients were conducted using exact χ2 tests, logistic regression, quantile regression, and Kaplan-Meier survival curves.