Journal article

Identifying context-specific competencies required by community Australian Football sports trainers.

Alex Donaldson, Caroline F Finch

British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: First-aid is a recommended injury prevention and risk management strategy in community sport; however, little is known about the sport-specific competencies required by first-aid providers. OBJECTIVE: To achieve expert consensus on the competencies required by community Australian Football (community-AF) sports trainers. STUDY DESIGN: A three-round online Delphi process. SETTING: Community-AF. PARTICIPANTS: 16 Australian sports first-aid and community-AF experts. OUTCOME MEASURES: Rating of competencies as either 'essential', 'expected', 'ideal' or 'not required'. Results After Round 3, 47 of the 77 (61%) competencies were endorsed as 'essential' or 'expected' for a sports traine..

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