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Concussion among military service academy members: identifying risk factors, recovery trajectories, and the role of mental health

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  • Contributors KLO generated aims and hypotheses, designed analysis methods, monitored data collection, assisted with data collection and training research staff on assessments, cleaned and analysed the data and drafted and revised the paper.

  • Funding This project was supported, in part, with support from the Grand Alliance Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium, funded, in part by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs through the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Program under Award NO W81XWH-14-2-0151. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense (DHP funds).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval University of Michigan, Indiana University, Medical College of Wisconsin, West Point, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Human Research Protection Office.

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

  • Collaborators Darren E Campbell; Xuming He; Sean Meehan; Steven J Svoboda; Thomas McAllister; Michael McCrea; Steven P Broglio.