Journal article

The development of a tool to audit the safety policies and practices of community sports clubs.

A Donaldson, T Hill, CF Finch, R Forero

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | Published : 2003

Abstract

Despite increased national effort directed at sports injury prevention in Australia since the mid 1990s, there is a lack of information available about the sports safety policies and practices of community sports clubs. The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable sports safety audit tool (SSAT) to identify these safety policies and practices. A literature review identified issues to be covered by the SSAT. Consultation with "experts" and piloting the SSAT with 19 community sports clubs in metropolitan Sydney established face and content validity. Test-retest reliability was assessed in six clubs. Inter-rater reliability was assessed using twenty-four independent representatives..

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