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Learn how to check for concussion with ImPACT Quick Test.
Common questions asked about ImPACT Quick Test
ImPACT Quick Test is a screening tool designed to assist a healthcare provider in making removal from activity decisions. ImPACT Quick Test measures an individual’s Memory, Reaction Time, and Attention Tracking and produces percentile scores for each measure.
ImPACT Quick Test should be administered as soon as possible after a suspected concussion. The test is most accurate within 1-3 days after injury.
ImPACT Quick Test is appropriate for ages 12-70. For ages 5-11, please visit ImPACT Pediatric website.
There are several major differences between ImPACT and ImPACT Quick test. ImPACT is a return to activity support tool that takes about 25 to 30 minutes to administer on a laptop or desktop. It can be administered on patients ages 12 to 59 and it assesses Attention Span, Working Memory, Sustained and Selective Attention, Non-Verbal Problem Solving, Reaction Time, and 22 symptoms. ImPACT Quick Test is a removal from activity support tool that takes about 5-7 minutes to complete on an iPad. It can be administered on patients ages 12-70 and it measures Memory, Reaction, Attention Tracking, and 5 symptoms.
ImPACT Quick Test is administered on any iPad with iOS 8.0 or higher, except iPad mini. With the ImPACT Toolkit App downloaded onto your iPad, the test can be individually administered after a suspected injury. There is no baseline testing with ImPACT Quick Test, so an individual’s performance is compared to the normative data.
ImPACT Quick Test can be administered by any trained healthcare provider qualified to make the return to activity decision after a suspected injury.
ImPACT Quick Test was designed, normed, and cleared by FDA for use only on an iPad. Restricting the application to iOS ensures that the test taker's reaction time is measured consistently across all test administrations. The issue with Android is that it’s fragmented. Each device has different performance parameters; making it difficult to design an application that measures test taker’s responses (reaction time and accuracy) consistently and accurately.