Journal article

From control to causation: Validating a 'complex systems model' of running-related injury development and prevention.

A Hulme, PM Salmon, RO Nielsen, GJM Read, CF Finch

Applied Ergonomics | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is a need for an ecological and complex systems approach for better understanding the development and prevention of running-related injury (RRI). In a previous article, we proposed a prototype model of the Australian recreational distance running system which was based on the Systems Theoretic Accident Mapping and Processes (STAMP) method. That model included the influence of political, organisational, managerial, and sociocultural determinants alongside individual-level factors in relation to RRI development. The purpose of this study was to validate that prototype model by drawing on the expertise of both systems thinking and distance running experts. MATERIALS AND METH..

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