The objective of A-CAP is to improve ability to diagnose pediatric concussion and make prognostic predictions about outcomes. A-CAP is a multi-site, prospective cohort study that is assessing a broad pool of neurobiological and psychosocial markers,
Over half a million Canadian youth are registered in ice hockey leagues, and 10-20% of them get a concussion each year. The long-term effects of concussion and the best way to treat it are still unknown, especially in youth.
The incidence of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) in North America is alarmingly high; studies suggest that mild TBI (mTBI) make up 70-80% of all cases reported.