Title

Normative Neurocognitive Data for National Football League Players: An Initial Compendium

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Abstract

The use of clinical neuropsychological tests in the evaluation of National Football League (NFL) players has been ongoing for more than two decades. Prior research has demonstrated that the NFL population may perform differently than the general population on standard paper and pencil neuropsychological tests. Given the increased interest in the longitudinal and long-term assessment of neurocognitive functioning in this group of athletes, we reviewed the published neuropsychological literature in an attempt to compile an initial compendium of available normative data on paper and pencil as well as computerized neuropsychological tests for this group of football players. Thirteen published studies met the inclusion criteria, and the results are presented by athlete status (active vs. retired) and classified by neuropsychological domain. Suggestions for potential core batteries with this population are discussed, as are directions for future research.

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

2

Pages

161-173

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/02/02

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Neurology

PMID

25638042

DOI

10.1093/arclin/acv003