Journal article

Towards a complex systems approach in sports injury research: simulating running-related injury development with agent-based modelling

Adam Hulme, Jason Thompson, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Gemma JM Read, Paul M Salmon

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: There have been recent calls for the application of the complex systems approach in sports injury research. However, beyond theoretical description and static models of complexity, little progress has been made towards formalising this approach in way that is practical to sports injury scientists and clinicians. Therefore, our objective was to use a computational modelling method and develop a dynamic simulation in sports injury research. METHODS: Agent-based modelling (ABM) was used to model the occurrence of sports injury in a synthetic athlete population. The ABM was developed based on sports injury causal frameworks and was applied in the context of distance running-related i..

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