Sarah J. Mullen

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OBJECTIVE The present study is to identify factors contributing to underreporting of concussion in adolescent athletes. DESIGN Qualitative interviews. SETTING Participants were interviewed in an office environment. PARTICIPANTS Interviews were conducted with 31 minor hockey players, 10 parents, 6 coaches, 4 trainers, 2 managers, and one game official.(More)
BACKGROUND In North America, more than 800,000 youth are registered in organized ice hockey leagues. Despite the many benefits of involvement, young players are at significant risk for injury. Body-checking and aggressive play are associated with high frequency of game-related injury including concussion. We conducted a qualitative study to understand why(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a national survey of journal club curricula in Canadian ophthalmology residency programs. DESIGN Cross-sectional web-based survey. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) ophthalmology residency program directors. METHODS The 15 RCPSC ophthalmology residency program directors were invited to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether repeat saccadic reaction time (SRT) measurements using a portable saccadometer is useful to monitor patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). METHODS Seven patients with newly-diagnosed mTBI and five agematched controls were prospectively recruited from an emergency Department. Saccadic eye movements, symptom(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize emergency department (ED) referrals in order to identify the most common pathologies, compare accuracy of diagnosis, and measure correlation of visual acuity (VA) and intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements between the ED and ophthalmology setting. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective chart review of consecutive(More)
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