Dubin Clinic-NFL Study—Preliminary Findings
For part of 2013 and most of 2014 The Dubin Clinic ran a formal, Independent Review Board (IRB) approved research study. David Dubin, MD was the primary investigator and George Rozelle, Ph.D., Michael Mark, Ph.D., and Meg Stuppy BS were Co-Investigators.
The study, which has not yet been submitted for publication, compared the clinical status of 10 former NFL players with varying degrees of post-concussive syndrome both before and after treatment with Direct Neurofeedback (vs traditional, or indirect neurofeedback. (?hyperlink to section on the Difference between indirect and direct nfb)
All ten players improved both clinically and statistically in terms of symptoms, cognitive findings and brain maps (quantitative EEGs). Comments on the effects by 3 of the former players are on video. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/h79qztqev6g2lm8/TBI%20Football%20×3.mov?dl=0)
The pre and post testing included the Rivermead Post Concussion Questionnaire, the King-Devick test and the ImPact test for cognitive functioning, the Sway/Balance for equilibrium and brain maps (qEEEG).
Although only ten players were treated, initial evaluations were done on twenty players. The frequencies of symptoms are in the charts below.