by Kevin Zhang
Posted on 20 July 2020
With mTBI research constantly evolving and new literature constantly being added to the field, we have separated the desired outcomes of the Concussion Diagnosis Project into one high-level outcome and several intermediary outcomes, some of which will be amended as novel techniques become better understood.
As of July 2020, the desired outcomes are as follows:
To establish as standard practice, baseline CRI testing prior to participation in a contact sport or hazardous occupation.
To establish as standard practice, baseline Brain Function Index (BFI) testing prior to participation in a contact sport or hazardous occupation.
To establish as widespread practice, baseline event-related potential (ERP) measurements (particularly for N100, P300, and N400 components) prior to participation in a contact sport or hazardous occupation.
To establish as standard practice, immediate CRT5 assessments following a traumatic impact in any setting.
To push for larger controlled sampled studies (n > 500) to measure the significance and correlation between ERP component latencies and concussion severity.
Have WorkSafeBC include BFI scores as supplemental diagnostic criteria to be included in their Graduated Return-To-Work (GRTW) plan and their assessment and treatment guidelines.
To draft, edit, and distribute a literature review of existing mTBI diagnostic methods. This will communicate their current efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and clinical applicability to our clients and followers.