Salmon et al. – A baseline profile of brain health in a semi-professional Rugby Union team

PDF Salmon_eposter_RSNLive16 – click to view AIM To observe brain health at pre-season in a semi-professional rugby team. METHODS 55 semi-professional players provided data during a pre-season screen using the following measures: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Rivermead Post Concussion Symptom Questionnaire (Rpq-3 and Rpq-13) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test. RESULTS A disturbed sleep pattern and sense of smell were noted in 41.8% and 55.8% of players. BDI-II indicated that 72.7% were minimally and 5.5% were mildly depressed. The BAI revealed that 50.9% had minimal, 18.2% mild and … Continue reading Salmon et al. – A baseline profile of brain health in a semi-professional Rugby Union team