Dynamic Vision Testing and Concussion Management Dream Team 65

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California State University, Northridge

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Head Injury
Sport Injury
Concussion, Brain

Treatments

Diagnostic Test: Dynamic Vision Testing (Bertec Vision Advantage System) and Balance Error Scoring System

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05326555
IRB-FY22-022

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine the value of including dynamic vision testing into California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Athletics' established concussion protocol. The study's hypotheses are 1) dynamic vision testing will reveal vision impairments right after a person sustains a concussion, 2) these impairments may still be present upon clearance to return to play.

Full description

The subjects of interest are CSUN student-athletes who give consent to participate in the study. Dynamic vision will be assessed through the administration of the Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA) test and the Gaze Stabilization Test (GST). Additionally, the 6-condition Balance Error Scoring System (BESS), which is currently a component of CSUN's established concussion protocol, will be administered to assess balance impairments. This cluster of tests will be administered three times per athlete: (1) during preseason to establish baseline measures, (2) acutely post-concussion once the athlete subject has been cleared by the team physician for return to exercise, and (3) when cleared to return to sport. The results will be used to evaluate whether or not dynamic vision results have returned to baseline by the time that CSUN Athletics clears the athlete to "Return to Play."

Enrollment

100 estimated patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • • California State University Northridge athletes

    • Participants are able to give consent to participate in the study
    • Completion of preseason testing for the 6-condition, BESS, DVA, GST with the research team
    • Sustained a concussion as diagnosed by the medical staff during the 2020-2021 season of play.
    • Sampling of convenience on a volunteer basis

Exclusion criteria

  • • Athletes with preseason baseline tests on BESS or DVA that are not within the normative value range for an unimpaired individual.

    • The initial 6- condition BESS score is >20 errors
    • The subject is unable to attain a minimum of 85 degrees per second of horizontal head rotation when performing the DVA test.

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Margaret Roller, Dr; Aimie Kachingwe, Dr

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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