Neuropsychological deficits in active licensed professional boxers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Young, active, licensed professional boxers (N = 19) were found to display a pattern of neuropsychological deficits consistent with the more severe punch-drunk syndrome of years past. These deficits resulted in significantly lower test performance than that of control athletes (N = 10) matched for race, age, and level of education. Tests that showed significant differences between groups include subtests of the Quick Neurological Screening Test, subtests of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery, and the Randt Memory Test. Fifteen of the 19 boxers scored in the impaired range of the Reitan Impairment Index, as compared to 2 of the 10 controls.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Drew, RH; Templer, DI; Schuyler, BA; Newell, TG; Cannon, WG

Published Date

  • May 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 520 - 525

PubMed ID

  • 3711353

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-4679(198605)42:3<520::aid-jclp2270420319>;2-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States