Ascellus announces the publication of a study demonstrating the positive effects of its neurocognitive screening evaluation (NCSE) and brief therapy model in realizing improved recovery and return-to-work outcomes for work-related concussions.

These data add to a growing body of scientific research recognizing the role of psychological factors in prolonging concussion recovery, underscoring the importance of clinical measurements and neuro-medical safeguards to ensure worker health and return-to-work.

The study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, included 157 injured workers who had previously experienced work-related concussions and engaged in treatment from March 2019 to March 2021. Despite workers’ time off from work averaging 10 months between injury and intervention, the average return-to-work after the neurocognitive screening evaluation and brief therapy was 7 weeks from the date of evaluation. Overall, 99% were released to full-duty work without restrictions or accommodations.

“Most people recover in a few days or weeks after a concussion, but in some cases the return-to-work process can be a lot longer. We implemented a NCSE to distinguish those who need more extensive evaluation. Our research found the most common outcome was rapid return-to-work and a return to previous activity levels after the NCSE and one psychoeducational/return-to-work focused therapy session, which is a big change from an average off-work duration of 10 months.”

— Daniel LeGoff, PhD, LP, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Ascellus and lead researcher of the study

Ascellus provides evidence-based treatment for pain management, workplace trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), head injury/mTBI, COVID-19, and California Stress Claims.

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[Source(s): Ascellus, Business Wire]