Journal article

Implementing an exercise-training programme to prevent lower-limb injuries: considerations for the development of a randomised controlled trial intervention delivery plan

Caroline F Finch, Peta White, Dara Twomey, Shahid Ullah

British Journal of Sports Medicine | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011


OBJECTIVE: To identify important considerations for the delivery of an exercise training intervention in a randomised controlled trial to maximise subsequent participation in that randomised controlled trial and intervention uptake. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey, with a theoretical basis derived from the Health Belief Model (HBM) and the Reach, Efficacy/Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework. PARTICIPANTS: 374 male senior Australian Football players, aged 17-38 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Beliefs about lower-limb injury causation/prevention, and the relative value of exercise training for performance and injury prevention. The data are interpreted..

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Awarded by (Australian) National Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

D Lloyd and B Elliott are thanked for their input in the planning stage of this study. E Roediger and M Romiti conducted the surveys as members of the research team. The data-collection/management phase of this project was conducted from the University of New South Wales (for authors CFF and DT), and the analysis phase was completed at the University of Ballarat (for all authors). The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is one of the International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).The data-collection phase of this study was funded by a University of New South Wales GoldStar Award. The analysis phase was supported by a nationally competitive research grant from the (Australian) National Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) (ID: 400937). CFF was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (ID: 565900), and DT/PW by the NHMRC Project Grant.