Men And Women With History Of Concussion Mend Differently, Study Finds
Original post made by sally, Palo Alto High School, on Jul 11, 2008
The study found that females performed significantly worse than males on tests of reaction time.
Females were also significantly more symptomatic than males. Additionally, there was a trend, although not significant, towards females testing poorly regarding verbal memory and processing speed when compared to males.
Soccer players with a history of concussion performed significantly worse on verbal memory testing after another concussion, the study found.
"There's a theory that males typically have a stronger neck and torso that can handle forces better," said Dr. Colvin. "But when we accounted for Body Mass Index in this study, we still found a difference between males and females.
Therefore, there are differences in recovery between genders that cannot simply be attributed to size difference.
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