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Computer based screening in concussion management: use versus abuse
  1. A B Shuttleworth-Edwards,
  2. M A Border
  1. National Sports Concussion Initiative (NSCI), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa;

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    As reviewed by Schnirring,1 a number of user friendly, computer based systems for concussion management have been developed, including CogSport in Australia and HeadMinder and ImPACT in America. Important cautionary comments have been made about the appropriate use of such programmes (versus potential for their misuse),1,2 which from a neuropsychological perspective warrant further elaboration. The computer based technology in question falls within the specialist field of the clinical neuropsychologist, whose area of expertise encompasses the development and use of psychometric tests for screening for brain damage. The problem to emphasise here is that there is the potential for malpractice when such computer based …

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