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The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5)
  1. Ruben J Echemendia1,2,
  2. Willem Meeuwisse3,
  3. Paul McCrory4,
  4. Gavin A Davis5,6,
  5. Margot Putukian7,8,
  6. John Leddy9,10,
  7. Michael Makdissi6,11,
  8. S John Sullivan12,
  9. Steven P Broglio13,
  10. Martin Raftery14,
  11. Kathryn Schneider15,16,17,18,
  12. James Kissick19,
  13. Michael McCrea20,
  14. Jiri Dvorak21,
  15. Allen K Sills22,
  16. Mark Aubry23,
  17. Lars Engebretsen24,25,
  18. Mike Loosemore26,
  19. Gordon Fuller27,
  20. Jeffrey Kutcher28,
  21. Richard Ellenbogen29,
  22. Kevin Guskiewicz30,
  23. Jon Patricios31,32,
  24. Stanley Herring29,33
  1. 1 Concussion Care Clinic, University Orthopedics Centre, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2 Department of Psychology, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  3. 3 Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  4. 4 The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5 Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  6. 6 The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  7. 7 University Health Services, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  8. 8 Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
  9. 9 University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Buffalo, New York, USA
  10. 10 SUNY Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, USA
  11. 11 La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
  12. 12 Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Research Activity, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  13. 13 NeuroTrauma Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  14. 14 World Rugby, Dublin, Ireland
  15. 15 Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  16. 16 Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health, Cumming School of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  17. 17 Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cuming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  18. 18 Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cuming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  19. 19 Department of Family Medicine, Carleton University Sport Medicine Clinic, University of Ottawa, International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee, Ottawa, Canada
  20. 20 Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  21. 21 Department of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
  22. 22 Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  23. 23 Ottawa Sport Medicine Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  24. 24 Department of Medical and Scientific, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  25. 25 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Olso, Norway
  26. 26 Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, University College Hospital, London, UK
  27. 27 Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  28. 28 The Sports Neurology Clinic, Brighton, Michigan, USA
  29. 29 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  30. 30 Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  31. 31 Section Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  32. 32 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  33. 33 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruben J Echemendia, Concussion Care Clinic, University Orthopedics Center, 101 Regent Ct., State College, PA 16801, USA; rechemendia{at}comcast.net

Abstract

This paper presents the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5), which is the most recent revision of a sport concussion evaluation tool for use by healthcare professionals in the acute evaluation of suspected concussion. The revision of the SCAT3 (first published in 2013) culminated in the SCAT5. The revision was based on a systematic review and synthesis of current research, public input and expert panel review as part of the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin in 2016. The SCAT5 is intended for use in those who are 13 years of age or older. The Child SCAT5 is a tool for those aged 5–12 years, which is discussed elsewhere.

  • Sports
  • Concussion
  • Brain Injury
  • Assessment
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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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