Journal article

Are we having fun yet? Fostering adherence to injury preventive exercise recommendations in young athletes.

Melanie R Keats, Carolyn A Emery, Caroline F Finch

Sports Medicine | Published : 2012

Abstract

Sport and recreational activities are the leading cause of injury in youth, yet there is increasing evidence that many sport-related injuries are preventable. For injury prevention strategies to be effective, individuals must understand, adopt and adhere to the recommended prevention strategy or programme. Despite the recognized importance of a behavioural approach, the inclusion of behavioural change strategies in sport injury prevention has been historically neglected. The purpose of this commentary is to outline the rationale for the inclusion and application of behavioural science in reducing the burden of injury by increasing adherence to proven prevention strategies. In an effort to pr..

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