Cognitive and postural precursors of motion sickness in adolescent boxers

Yi Chou Chen, Tzu Chiang Tseng, Ting Hsuan Hung, City C. Hsieh, Fu Chen Chen, Thomas A. Stoffregen

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Abstract

Athletic head trauma (both concussive and sub-concussive) is common among adolescents. Concussion typically is followed by motion sickness-like symptoms, by changes in cognitive performance, and by changes in standing body sway. We asked whether pre-bout body sway would differ between adolescent boxers who experienced post-bout motion sickness and those who did not. In addition, we asked whether pre-bout cognitive performance would differ as a function of adolescent boxers' post-bout motion sickness. Nine of nineteen adolescent boxers reported motion sickness after a bout. Pre-bout measures of cognitive performance and body sway differed between boxers who reported post-bout motion sickness and those who did not. The results suggest that susceptibility to motion sickness-like symptoms in adolescent boxers may be manifested in characteristic patterns of body sway and cognitive performance. It may be possible to use pre-bout data to predict susceptibility to post-bout symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-799
Number of pages5
JournalGait and Posture
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Athletics
  • Cognitive performance
  • Motion sickness
  • Posture

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