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Soccer heading frequency predicts neuropsychological deficits

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, May 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Soccer heading frequency predicts neuropsychological deficits
Published in
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, May 2003
DOI 10.1016/s0887-6177(02)00151-8
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Authors

A Witol

Abstract

This study investigated the presence of neuropsychological deficits associated with hitting the ball with one's head (heading) during soccer play. A neuro-cognitive test battery was administered to 60 male soccer players, high school, amateur and professional level, and 12 nonplaying control participants. The effects of currently reported heading behavior as well as that of estimated lifetime heading experience on neuropsychological test performance were examined. Players with the highest lifetime estimates of heading had poorer scores on scales measuring attention, concentration, cognitive flexibility and general intellectual functioning. Players' current level of heading was less predictive of neuro-cognitive level. Comparison of individual scores to age-appropriate norms revealed higher probabilities of clinical levels of impairment in players who reported greater lifetime frequencies of heading. Because of the worldwide popularity of the game, continued research is needed to assess the interaction between heading and soccer experience in the development of neuropsychological deficits associated with soccer play.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Unknown 122 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 20%
Student > Master 26 20%
Student > Bachelor 20 15%
Researcher 11 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 6%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 26 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 18%
Psychology 15 12%
Neuroscience 10 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 7%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 21 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2020.
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#1,310,832
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Outputs from Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
#43
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Outputs of similar age
#17,707
of 191,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
#1
of 12 outputs
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