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VOMS test shows promise for concussion evaluation

September 16, 2014

The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening assessment test has shown success in identifying distinct vestibular and ocular motor symptoms after a concussion sustained while participating in sports, according to researchers.

In a cross-sectional study, Anne Mucha, DPT, and colleagues analyzed the results of 64 patients approximately 5.5 days after a sport-related concussion and 78 controls who were administered the Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) assessment. The assessment included the domains of smooth pursuit, horizontal and vertical saccades, near point of convergence distance, horizontal vestibular ocular reflex and visual motion sensitivity. All participants were also evaluated using the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale.

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