Journal article

Concussion in community Australian football - epidemiological monitoring of the causes and immediate impact on play.

Lauren V Fortington, Dara M Twomey, Caroline F Finch

Injury Epidemiology | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Head injuries, particularly concussion, are a major cause of concern in many sports, particularly the football codes, driving a need to better understand injury mechanisms and potential methods of prevention. The aim of this study was to describe the mechanisms and follow up care of concussion injuries sustained in adult male community Australian football to identify target areas for prevention and management. METHODS: Secondary analysis of injury data collected in a cluster randomised controlled trial in community Australian football across two states of Australia in 2007 and 2008. There were 1564 players from 18 clubs. The main outcome measures were the number and rate of head/..

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