Journal article

Injury reporting via SMS text messaging in community sport.

Christina L Ekegren, Belinda J Gabbe, Caroline F Finch

Injury Prevention | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The use of text messaging or short message service (SMS) for injury reporting is a recent innovation in sport and has not yet been trialled at the community level. Considering the lack of personnel and resources in community sport, SMS may represent a viable option for ongoing injury surveillance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of injury self-reporting via SMS in community Australian football. METHODS: A total of 4 clubs were randomly selected from a possible 22 men's community Australian football clubs. Consenting players received an SMS after each football round game asking whether they had been injured in the preceding week. Outcome variables included th..

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