Baseline Testing

After a player completes a full baseline assessment, an annual full baseline assessment is no longer required. However, doctors must perform an annual symptom recheck (using 2+ baseline assessment) with their players.

During the 2+ baseline assessment, the symptom questionnaire must be completed. Other modes can also be reassessed if desired, such as after a significant lower limb injury, if a player is diagnosed with a neurological disease, or if cognitive impairing medication is introduced.

A retest will be required if a baseline assessment reveals a mode outside the reference limit (usually recommended after 24 hours). If a player continues to report a trait symptom, it may be assumed to be genuine, and team doctors are recommended to follow up with the player. Examples of such symptoms include chronic sleep disturbance or neck pain.

Within SCRM, there are three types of baseline assessments:

  1. Full Baseline: This assessment evaluates all modes of the test
  2. Retest Baseline: This assessment is conducted after identifying any abnormal modes during the baseline test. The best outcome from both assessments is subsequently used to create a final baseline for the player
  3. Year 2+ Baseline: This is an annual symptoms check, but other modes can also be selected and tested.