TABLE 5

Student and parent report of class difficulties and perceived impact on grades during concussion recovery

ReportRc+Rc–PRc–, by School LevelP
ElementaryMiddleHigh School
Parent report
 Trouble with one or more classes25 (27)159 (75)<.00124 (63)53 (77)82 (78).17
  Math13 (14)113 (53).00914 (37)39 (56)60 (57).09
  Language Arts9 (10)94 (44)<.00117 (45)27 (39)50 (47).53
  Science5 (5)68 (32)<.0014 (11)22 (31)42 (40).005
  Social Studies2 (2)64 (30)<.0013 (8)20 (29)41 (39).002
  Total classes posing greater difficulty0.45 (0.84)2.29 (1.72)<.0011.45 (1.77)2.32 (2.06)2.57 (2.14).002
 Grades affected?
  No74 (70)64 (28)<.00116 (40)17 (22)31 (28)NS
  Yes7 (7)45 (20)<.055 (13)14 (18)26 (23)NS
  Not yet25 (23)119 (52)<.0119 (47)45 (59)55 (49)NS
Student report
 Trouble with one or more classes24 (48)160 (90)<.00116 (70)54 (95)90 (93).001
  Math15 (33)114 (68)<.0017 (41)38 (68)69 (72).05
  Language Arts6 (13)83 (49)<.0016 (35)22 (39)55 (58).04
  Science5 (11)55 (33).0030 (0)19 (35)36 (39).008
  Social Studies6 (13)47 (28).044 (24)11 (20)32 (34).16
  Total classes posing greater difficulty0.84 (0.98)2.45 (1.55)<.0011.30 (1.11)2.53 (1.50)2.68 (1.57).002
 Grades affected?
  No36 (67)46 (27)<.0016 (35)23 (38)17 (18)NS
  Yes7 (13)41 (24)NS2 (12)14 (23)25 (27)NS
  Not yet11 (20)85 (49).059 (53)24 (39)52 (55)NS
  • Values are expressed as mean (SD) or n (%). NS, not significant.