Journal article

Measuring children's self-reported sport participation, risk perception and injury history: Development and validation of a survey instrument

Emma J Siesmaa, Jennifer D Blitvich, Peta E White, Caroline F Finch

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

Despite the health benefits associated with children's sport participation, the occurrence of injury in this context is common. The extent to which sport injuries impact children's ongoing involvement in sport is largely unknown. Surveys have been shown to be useful for collecting children's injury and sport participation data; however, there are currently no published instruments which investigate the impact of injury on children's sport participation. This study describes the processes undertaken to assess the validity of two survey instruments for collecting self-reported information about child cricket and netball related participation, injury history and injury risk perceptions, as well..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by research grants from the Department of Planning and Community Development - Sport and Recreation Victoria Division and the Injury Prevention Community Grants Program of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Emma Siesmaa is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award. Caroline Finch is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship. The authors would also like to thank Associate Professor Amanda Telford for her input in the survey development process.