An Analysis of the Contrast Between Male and Female Concussion Symptom Severity and Resolution
Concussions are one of the most common injuries and can affect a variety of age groups in a number of ways, ranging from short-term loss of consciousness to long-term sleep disturbances and memory loss (Mayo Clinic, 2021). There have been 5.5 times as many concussions in the children, adolescent, and young adult age groups reported in 2014 compared to 2004.(Baker et al, 2016). In 2014, the CDC recorded 2.87 million concussion-related emergency department visits (CDC, 2019). The purpose of this evidence-based review is to investigate if there is a marked difference between the male and female experience of concussion symptoms as well as symptom resolution. The results of this review should aid in a transition to more appropriate post-concussion care for both male and female patients as healthcare providers can begin to account for gendered differences in recovery.