Neck Strengthening Program for the Prevention or Mitigation of Sports Concussion (PCONS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03237468|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Concussion, Brain||Other: Neck strengthening exercise to prevent concussion||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1500 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of a Neck Strengthening Program for the Prevention or Mitigation of Sports Concussion Injuries in Student Athletes|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 11, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2021|
Experimental: Exercise arm
This arm will perform twice weekly neck strengthening exercises.
Other: Neck strengthening exercise to prevent concussion
Neck strengthening exercise to prevent concussion in student athletes.
- Effect of increase in neck strength in reducing risk of concussion [ Time Frame: One year ]Neck strength, as measured by a dynamometer, will be assessed and compared to baseline. Magnitude in strength will be analyzed in relation to incidence, severity, and duration of concussion.
- Effect of baseline neck strength on risk of concussion [ Time Frame: One year ]Risk of concussion will be analyzed in relation to baseline strength measurements to assess overall effect of neck strength.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03237468
|United States, Minnesota|
|Hennepin County Medical Center|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415|
|Principal Investigator:||Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD||Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis|