In the never ending saga of concussions (See post #598)
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12-09-2010, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North of the Tank
Video on new shoulder pads, plus discussion on how country of origin/language impacts reporting/identification of concussions.
Echemendia's group has determined that players from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds report concussions in different manners.
"We know what is the typical symptom pattern for the typical NHL player by their language of origin," Echemendia said. "So, for example, if you have one group of individuals who tend not to report a lot of symptoms and all of sudden there's a player from that group who has reported a lot of symptoms, that's something you better stand up and take knowledge of and pay attention to. Because that player is really trying to tell you that something's wrong here."
Different cultures also put more or less importance around different symptoms, Echemendia explained. One culture may not consider a headache to be important and won't report it, but they will report dizziness. Meanwhile, headaches can be one of the indicators for post-concussion syndrome.
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