TABLE 6

Parent- and student-reported symptom ratings by perceived impact on grades and level of concern

ImpactPCSIa Adjusted Total Score
Parent ReportStudent Report
Ages 5 to 18PbAges 10 to 12PbAges 13 to 18Pb
n (%)PCSI, mean (SD)n (%)PCSI, mean (SD)n (%)PCSI, mean (SD)
Grades affected?
 No130 (16)4.81 (11.10)23 (51)3.08 (6.23)53 (32)4.06 (10.14)
 Yes49 (41)23.36 (18.25)<.00110 (21)4.57 (3.73).9937 (23)18.72 (18.66)<.001
 Not yet139 (43)22.28 (19.66).7013 (28)3.11 (6.92).5774 (45)20.00 (18.26).69
Level of concern
 None59 (18)0.89 (3.26)11 (24)0.90 (4.27)33 (19)3.08 (9.80)
 Mild93 (29)9.03 (12.42)<.00121 (44)3.99 (6.22).1551 (30)9.27 (14.00)<.001
 Moderate94 (30)19.40 (18.19)<.00116 (34)4.20 (6.24).3462 (36)19.42 (16.78)<.001
 High77 (23)30.20 (20.61)<.0011 (<1)9.75 (–).3628 (15)28,66 (19.92)<.01
  • a Parent- and student-reported PCSI Adjusted Total Symptom scores included retrospective report of preinjury symptoms and current postinjury symptoms obtained during the clinic visit. Measures included the 17-item PCSI-SR8 for 10- to 12-year-olds, 21-item PCSI-SR13 for 13- to 18-year-olds, and 20-item PCSI-P for parents. Students aged 8 to 12 reported symptoms on a Guttmann scale ranging from 0 to 2 (PCSI-SR8) and students aged 13 to 18 (PCSI-SR13) and their parents (PCSI-P) reported symptoms on a Guttmann scale ranging from 0 to 6.

  • b Statistical significance refers to comparisons with the preceding row (ie, no versus yes, yes versus not yet; none versus mild, mild versus moderate, moderate versus high).