Early return to activity improves symptoms in children with concussion

Clinical Question

Is prescribing rest an appropriate treatment for children who are recovering from concussion?

Bottom line

Children who have experienced a concussion should not be placed on bed rest but instead may return to their previous activity level as allowed by the development of new and worsening symptoms. (LOE = 1a-)

Overuse alert: This POEM aligns with Choosing Wisely Canada's patient information: What to Do When Your Child Suffers a Concussion.

Study design: Meta-analysis (other)

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Various (meta-analysis)

Reviewer

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd
Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University
Boston, MA


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Comments

Randall Reid Hurst

Poems

N/A

George Manuel Burden

Concussion

Return to activity seems to be the opposite of the brain rest paradigm we used to be taught.

Arup Kumar Dhara

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

EARLY RETURN TO ACITIVITY INMPROVES CONCUSSION

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