Assessment and treatment for pediatric symptoms from sports-associated concussions is a growing concern in the US.1,2 Although symptoms of concussion typically resolve within weeks, for some youth, sequelae can persist for months.3 Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PPCS) elicit a variety of concerns from the adolescents experiencing the symptoms and their families, including physical, cognitive, emotional, social, school, and quality-of-life issues.1,4 For those with prolonged recovery, an individualized treatment approach based on their history and nature of the symptoms has been recommended, consistent with a patient-centered framework.4 However, little is known about adolescent and family goals to remediate PPCS. We conducted a content analysis of adolescent and caregiver goals for treatment using data collected during a collaborative care intervention, to categorize, describe, and quantify goal areas.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Payne KM, Prentice ET, Marcynyszyn LA, McCarty CA. Goals for Persistent Postconcussive Symptom Treatment From Adolescent and Parent Perspectives. JAMA Pediatr. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0898
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: