(ORDO NEWS) — A new study by American experts has shown that high school students who have received a concussion in the past 12 months are 25% more likely to perform poorly than those students who avoided such injuries.
This was reported on September 13 by the Australian TV channel Nine News.
It is known that a concussion sometimes leads to lasting physical, cognitive and emotional changes, but there is no evidence of what effect a traumatic brain injury can have on a teenager’s academic performance.
This prompted a group of American researchers to find out if there is a link between concussions and a teenager’s school performance.
University of Washington researchers analyzed data on 10,756 teenagers. In 14.9% of cases, adolescents reported that they had at least one concussion associated with sports or physical activity in the past 12 months.
The majority of adolescents who reported no concussions were female (50.9%). While the majority of adolescents who reported one or more than two concussions were young men (53.1%).
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