Special Issue "Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.
Interests: pediatric sports medicine; neurodevelopmental disabilities; neurobehavioral disorders
We are organizing a Special Issue on Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Sports are an integral part of the sociocultural fabric of society since ancient times. For children and adolescents, participation in sports comes naturally and plays a vital role in their growth and development. Different types of injuries are inherent to sport participation with varying degrees of short-term and long-term consequences for the child and the adolescent athlete. An additional unique dimension to sports participation by children and adolescents is derived from the role adults play in providing the framework and context within which such participation takes place.
Our understanding of the impact of sport-related concussions on the developing brain of children and adolescent continues evolve. Sport-related concussions are a common injury with wide-ranging short-term and long-term consequences for the child or the adolescent.
An understanding of the epidemiological factors, neurodevelopmental impact, public health impact, prevention strategies, clinical management, recovery, and rehabilitation are some of the areas of critical interest in sport-related concussions in children and adolescents.
This Special Issue is open to a wide-ranging subject areas related to sport-related concussions in children and adolescents, especially prevention, public policy and public health aspects.
The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Dilipkumar R. Patel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Neurodevelopmental impact
- Neurocognitive testing
- Cognitive rest
- Return to play
- Public policy
- Ethical considerations