Journal article

Injury surveillance in community sport: Can we obtain valid data from sports trainers?

CL Ekegren, BJ Gabbe, CF Finch

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports | Published : 2015

Abstract

A lack of available injury data on community sports participants has hampered the development of informed preventive strategies for the broad-base of sports participation. In community sports settings, sports trainers or first-aiders are well-placed to carry out injury surveillance, but few studies have evaluated their ability to do so. The aim of this study was to investigate the reporting rate and completeness of sports trainers' injury records and agreement between sports trainers' and players' reports of injury in community Australian football. Throughout the football season, one sports trainer from each of four clubs recorded players' injuries. To validate these data, we collected self-..

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