Military Acute Concussion Evaluation
The Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) was developed by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) in 2006 and was modeled after the Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC), a previously well-validated screening tool for the assessment of concussion in civilians (McCrea 2000). It was designed to be individually administered by medics and corpsmen and can be administered in approximately five minutes. The MACE is divided into History and Evaluation components with 13 items total. The History component of the MACE is used to establish that a injury event has occurred and that an individual’s presentation meets the definition of mTBI. Within the History section, questions are asked to determine description of the injury event, cause of the injury, if a helmet was worn, acute injury indicators (e.g., presence of posttraumatic amnesia and reported or witnessed loss of consciousness), and presence of initial concussion-related symptoms (e.g.,...
References and Readings
- French, L., McCrea, M., & Baggett, M. (2008). The military acute concussion elevation (MACE). Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 8(1), 68–77.Google Scholar
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