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Acute Concussion Evaluation

Gerard Gioia, PhD

Screens for symptoms of concussion
Paper and pencil
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Now available at no charge!
The ACE is a FREE patient assessment tool that helps providers measure the presence or absence of concussion symptoms quickly. Click the Resources tab above or here to download and print. Use the ACE together with other members of the ConcussTrack family for a multimodal evaluation of concussion:

  • The PostConcussion Symptom Inventory-2 (PCSI-2) assesses physical, emotional, cognitive, and sleep/fatigue symptoms to help clinicians monitor student recovery from concussion and manage activities such as return to school and participation in sports.
  • The PostConcussion Executive Inventory measures working memory, emotional control, and initiate/task completion to evaluate and monitor recovery following concussion.

Features and benefits

  • Designed to assist with the diagnostic process, the ACE was developed and incorporated as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s HEADS UP: Brain Injury in Your Practice Toolkit.
  • Uses a standardized protocol via a symptom checklist that assesses key elements of concussion, including headache and visual problems, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, irritability, and more.
  • Gathers information about the cause and description of the injury.
  • Helps identify patient risk factors to assist clinicians with diagnosis and inform follow-up recommendations.