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Table 2 Methods used in concussion data collection and storage by Big Ten and Ivy-League universities

From: Common data elements collected among universities for sport-related concussion studies

  Universities Completed Data Collection Method for Data Collection and Storage Person Who Collected/Reported Data
All electronic data in 2015 Paper and electronic data in 2015 Available for research Athletic trainer Athlete Physician
n n % n % n % n % n % n %
Concussion data collected prior to injury
 1 Does your university collect any demographic and pre-morbid information about players at the beginning of their athletic season? 17 10 58.8 7 41.2 6 35.3 9 52.9 16 94.1 8 47.1
 2 Does your university collect any concussion history information? 19 10 52.652.6 8 42.1 6 31.6 11 57.9 17 89.5 8 42.1
 3 Does your university collect any baseline testing/information prior to when a concussion is suspected with an athlete? 19 7 36.8 8 42.1 6 31.6 18 94.7 9 47.4 4 21.1
Concussion data collected at injury and acutely post-injury
 4 Does your university currently collect any concussion information/data when a concussion is suspected with an athlete? 19 8 42.1 10 52.6 8 42.1 18 94.7 6 31.6 12 63.2
 5 Does your university collect any information on sideline assessment at the time of a suspected concussion with an athlete? 18 3 16.7 8 44.4 3 16.7 18 100.0 NA   11 61.1
 6 Does your university collect information on athletes’ post-concussion symptoms? 18 6 33.3 5 27.8 3 16.7 18 100.0 8 44.4 16 88.9
 7 Does your university collect any information from post-concussion neuropsychological tests? 19 12 63.2 4 22.4 6 33.3 NA   19 100.0 NA  
 8 Does your university collect any information from post-concussion postural stability tests? 17 6 35.3 7 41.2 3 17.6 17 100.0 NA   7 41.2
Follow-up data collected after concussion resolution
 9 Does your university collect any information on post-concussion outcomes after a concussion resolution? 9 5 55.6 3 33.3 2 22.2 7 77.8 6 66.7 6 66.7